Forest Family raise glasses for New Forest conservation

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Burley based family business New Forest Cider has created a new cider to celebrate their support for our Love the Forest campaign – and is donating a proportion of the selling price from each bottle sold to the campaign.

The new Oak Soaked Cider, is a dry lightly sparkling cider which is soaked in oak chips during the production to give it a distinctive mellow smoky flavour.

For each bottle sold, 20p will be donated to the Love the Forest campaign, which raises funds for New Forest conservation.

Mary Topp from New Forest Cider said: “We are proud to be supporting Love the Forest and the incredible work they are doing – and we know our customers are very aware of the importance of securing the future of this special place”

“Our cider is sold in 5 local branches of Waitrose, at London’s Borough Market as well as at our own shop in Burley, which is open 7 days a week throughout the year and on our website – and we even serve a special Cider Rarebit in our Cider Pantry Tearooms!”

Mary’s father, Barry Topp who established the business in 1988 said: “When we think of the New Forest, we think of Oak and we think of Cider – so it felt entirely natural we should call the new Cider “Oak Soaked”

“As a fourth generation New Forest commoner with stock on the Forest, I encourage everybody to get involved in supporting the work of the New Forest Trust.”

Julie Mottisfont, Director of Love the Forest said: “We couldn’t do our vital work without the support of businesses like New Forest Cider.”

“We are very grateful for the donations that we receive from them and their customers. It is so important that we tackle issues affecting the New Forest, such as the safety of animals and protecting the landscape and the flora and fauna.”