Old Rosie

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Old Rosie is a strong cider produced by H. Weston & Sons (Weston's Cider)[1] of Much Marcle in Herefordshire, England.

Old Rosie is a dry, still and cloudy cider, like a traditional scrumpy, and currently produced with an alcohol strength of 7.3% ABV. It is often served at room temperature, like a real ale and should not be refrigerated. It can be bought in traditionally-shaped 2 litre glass jars, or occasionally on draught.

It is named after a 1921 Aveling and Porter steam roller that the company owned. The steam engine was called "Old Rosie" after the Laurie Lee book, Cider with Rosie.

The company was formed in 1880, in Herefordshire, a county known for growing apples and pears suitable for cider and perry. Over the years, the company have produced many different types of cider and scrumpy, including Stowford Press, Special Vintage and Old Rosie. Westons only use apples that are grown within a fifteen mile radius of their mill.


  1. ^ http://97bottles.com/breweries/gb/herefordshire/hereford/h-weston-sons-limited/

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