K (cider)

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United States bottled version.

K is a British cider manufactured and distributed by the Gaymer Cider Company[1] of Bath, England.

In the U.K. and U.S.[edit]

Advertised under the slogan 'Strong. Refreshing. Different.', the canned[2] version available in the UK is 8.4% ABV. At one time, two bottled versions were available, 8.4% and "K6" at 6.3%. The bottled version available in the US[3] was 6.9%. As of 2010, only cans are manufactured, and K is no longer available in the U.S. at all except via special order.

The Look[edit]

Cans and bottles of K have a highly distinctive look, coloured black with a scarlet K[4] in the centre of the container. Each can has the following legend printed upon it: "It has always been presumed that 'X' means strength however premium liquids of a superior quality have always been marked with a 'K'. So when you want the ultimate in quality, look for this K." They also claim that every bottle of K is hand-crafted. The distinctive gold-top can is indicative of a 500ml can (Super K), whereas the silver top denotes a 440ml can (Normal K) with a subsequent lower unit value - 3.7, rather than 4.2.

Also in the bottled variety there was an ultra violet Limited Edition in a mauve bottle which reflected UV light for the club scene. There were many other themed collectable bottles available, for example a Mission Impossible one.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gaymer Cider Group". www.somersetmade.co.uk. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Beer Review: ‘K’ Gaymer Cider". hywelsbiglog.wordpress.com. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gaymers K Cider (US version)". www.ratebeer.com. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Other Cider Brands". www.candcgroupplc.com. Retrieved 10 September 2012.