3 Hammers

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This article is about the cider. For the place in Cornwall, see Three Hammers (Cornwall).

3 Hammers (sometimes called Three Hammers) is a strong white cider[1] made in Tiverton, Devon, England by the Aston Manor Brewery. Before 2009 it was made by the Devon Cider Company, until that company went into administration in 2009[2] and was taken over by Aston Manor.[3] The cider is named after a small village near Tiverton.[citation needed]

The strength and cheapness of this and similar white ciders has made them subject to calls for higher taxation to reduce the potential for abuse.[4] In 2006 a litre of 3 Hammers could be bought for £1.19, cheaper by volume than a bottle of Perrier water at 99p for 75. It can be purchased in Salisbury Store for £3.89 a bottle, which is considered a low price considering its high alcohol content.[5]

Alcoholic murder victim Angie Wrightson was photographed buying this cider just hours before her brutal murder by her fellow drinkers, two teenage girls.[6]

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  1. ^ James Crowden. "The murky world of white cider". Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Could the Cider Tap go Dry at a Tiverton Brewery?". Mid Devon Gazette. 22 October 2009. Archived from the original on 8 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "£8m rescue cider firm set to invest further £4m in Westcountry plant". This is Devon. 8 September 2011. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  4. ^ "White Cider and street drinkers: Recommendations to reduce harm". Alcohol Concern. April 2011. p. 17. 
  5. ^ Swanson, Ian (4 December 2006). "Drugs tsar urges ministers to up price of 'antisocial' cider - Edinburgh Evening News". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  6. ^ Bethan Bell (5 April 2016). "Angela Wrightson: A chaotic life and brutal death". BBC News Online. 

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