Icon July 28, 2011 - 13:24

Healey’s Launch New Texan-Style Cornish Hard Cyder

Tags: Cyder, Rattler, Texan, Texas, Wetherspoon

Hold onto your Stetsons.  Yes sir-eee… Healey’s Texan-Style Cornish Hard Cyder will be hitting JD Wetherspoon pubs across the country at the end of July.  

Capturing the intensity and excitement of a Texas-meets-Cornwall classic car adventure, this new Texan-style cyder from the Cornish cyder innovator, Healey’s, is a 6.5% ABV apple blend with unusually subtle fruit and ginger aromas and a ‘bone dry’ finish.  Drink when ‘Hotter than Hell’ chilled from the bottle, igniting the flavour with a twist of lime.  

The inspiration for Healey’s Texan-Style Cornish Hard Cyder came from an adrenaline-fuelled classic car race in May 2011 at Eagles Canyon Raceway in Texas.  The ‘Healey Boys’ (father and son, David and Sam Healey) were invited to Texas to race legendary Austin Healey cars, built purely for racing in the sixties by David Healey’s grandfather, Donald Healey. Sam was in the ’67 Coupe, one of eleven cars made for racing at the world famous Le Mans race. David raced in the ’68 Roadster, the only model ever to be made for racing at the Targa Florio road race. Battling hard, neck and neck under the blistering sun, it was a tight finish with only 0.02 seconds between the two.  

David and Sam were determined to capture the moment – and they knew exactly how to do it.  Immediately on return from Texas, they set about crafting a Texan-style Cornish cyder.  In Texas, pure apple juice is known as cyder; ‘hard cyder’ is when the apples ferment to produce alcohol. Hence Healey’s Hard Cyder was born.  

In addition to Healey’s Cornish Rattler Cyder, which is currently available in JD Wetherspoon pubs nationwide, Healey’s Texan-Style Cornish Hard Cyder will be available to enjoy from 21st July 2011.