Top 10 St George’s Day drinks23rd April, 2013 by Andy Young
The UK has the highest per capita consumption of cider, as well as the largest cider-producing companies in the world.
Traditional English cider can have a high alcohol content and the drink is particularly popular in the South West of England and East Anglia.
Since late 2010, the UK’s HM Revenue and Customs has ruled that cider must contain at least 35% apple juice and “must have a pre-fermentation gravity of at lead 1033 degrees.
Although cloudy “scrumpy” has increased in popularity in England, a key market remains the strong, white, mass-produced cider, at 7.5% abv or stronger, with brands like White Lightning, Diamond White and K-cider dominating.