Cider is from Somerset, right? But around a hundred years ago, Gillingham in Dorset was once home to a thriving community of apple growers. Back in 2013, we collaborated with Copse Houses' master cider maker and our good friends at Carocom to unearth the full story.
With wellies still muddied from our orchard visit, Distil Studio conceived the idea of a symbolic key; the key to Copse House and to orchards that yield some of the counties’ finest apple and pears. From day one, we set out to challenge conventional cider branding and since launch, ‘Keyholders’ of Copse House are now widespread, found in the smallest country pubs to the most modern urban cider bars. Did you spot the hidden apples in the key head? We’ve alluded to craft and heritage at every turn.