Tag Archives: Apples

Donegal Catch, Craft Cider Battered Haddock Fillets.

I’ve encountered beer battered onion rings & Guinness stew before – but never Craft Cider Battered Haddock.

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Always happy to try out something new this Donegal Catch & Armagh Cider collaboration made my plate.

The batter was noticeably on the lighter & slightly sweeter side.

‘Orchard like’ in reference to fish is a bit of a stretch – but it did make for a very tasty experience.

Craft Cider Battered c/othewhiskeynut

I think I’d have these again!

An innovative pairing from Donegal Catch & Armagh Cider.

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Symphonia, Irish Apple Rum, 40%

It’s great to welcome new innovation into the spirits category.

Irish Apple Rum c/othewhiskeynut

The Woodlab Distillery in Co Tyrone have released this Caribbean Rum infused with Irish Jonagold Apples grown in Co Armagh to create Symphonia Irish Apple Rum.

I picked one up in my local Aldi for appraisal.

Technically I suppose it’s a spiced rum – which as the fastest growing rum category is no bad thing.

Info c/othewhiskeynut

Initial nosing is full of sweet nutmeg & assorted spices – much like a liqueur – with a hint of apple purée.

Smooth on the palate. A lovely mixture of golden apples & a warming spiciness which grows to dominate the finish leaving a soft tingling caressed with baked apple.

I may not be the target audience – but it’s certainly an entertaining tipple.

Personally I’d have preferred experiencing the apple influence on it’s own – but as the spiced category is booming it’s fabulous to see a new Irish player on the scene.

Congratulations to The Woodland Lab & their Symphonia Irish Apple Rum.

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