Sheppy's is an award winning cider maker based in Taunton, Somerset in the UK. Established in 1816 and with over 200 years experience Sheppy's ciders have become world renowned and highly awarded. Still a family run business with now the sixth generation at the helm - David Sheppy is head master cider maker. The Low Alcohol Classic Cider was first launched in the summer of 2018 and was developed with carefully selected blend of Somerset’s finest traditional and dessert cider apples and is designed to be just as enjoyable as customer’s favourite Classic Draught Cider. We are very excited to taste and review their low alcohol offering.

Flavour review: Full of flavour

This Low Alcohol Classic Cider is exactly as promised. The initial aroma is what you expect of a traditional draught cider, full of sweet apple notes but without the overpowering strength you would get from an alcoholic version. The colour is a pale gold colour, with a very subtle carbonation. The mouthfeel is so easy on the palate, refreshing and light. The taste has all the depth of a cider, initial desert apple sweetness followed by a gentle acidic after taste. The strength of this drink is the balance of sugar, it doesn't coat your mouth or feel too sweet allowing you to enjoy sip after sip.

Value for money: Yes

As of July 2021, a single 500ml bottle is priced at £2.00 from many online retailers. This puts it in the same price range as most non-alcoholic ciders on the market.

Comparison: Classic Draught Cider

This is a very good alternative for cider drinkers who like a pint of draught cider, served cold either out of the bottle or in the glass really makes you feel like you are drinking a stronger cider.

Perfect for: Every occasion 

Sheppy's vast experience has showed in this low-alcohol cider, it has great flavour and is very easy to drink. It should be enjoyed just like any other refreshing cider; with food, out socialising or for a gentle session in the sun.

Our opinion: One of the best

We are very impressed with Sheppy's only low-alcohol cider, it shows Sheppy's craft and skill in creating excellent ciders even without high alcohol volumes. It is balanced and definitely gives you that cider taste you desire.

Low Alcohol Classic Cider by Sheppy's

Sheppy's Low Alcohol Classic Cider is one of the best
  • 0.5% ABV/Vol
  • 140 kcal/ 500ml bottle.
  • Vegan and Gluten-Free.
  • £2.00 for a 500ml bottle.

Credits: Images by Sheppy's Cider Ltd.  Disclaimer: Not sponsored, purchased for review.