Healey’s Cyder continues to give Cornish cyder a cool, modern edge with its latest introduction, Healey’s Texan-Style Cornish Hard Cyder. This newest innovation, a special blend to commemorate a Texas-meets-Cornwall classic car racing adventure, will be launching exclusively nationwide as part of the inaugural JD Wetherspoon Summer Cider Festival (21-31 July 2011).
Healey’s Texan-Style Cornish Hard Cyder is a 6.5% ABV apple blend with subtle fruit and ginger aromas, giving way to a ‘bone-dry’ finish. With the label of this Texan-style Cornish hard cyder reflecting the American West inspiration, the serving suggestion includes another first for the cyder industry. Healey’s Texan-Style Cornish Hard Cyder is recommended drunk from the bottle with a twist of lime, to ‘ignite’ the flavours and make it an even cooler refresher for summer.
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.
“The moment was so intense and exciting that we just had to capture it in a bottle,” explains Sam Healey of Healey’s Cyder. “We are constantly looking at ways to bring added interest and excitement to the sector and this was just too good an opportunity to miss. It’s a great tasting cyder, with a distinctive dry finish – a real quencher when you’re ‘hotter than hell,’ as they say in Texas!”