Apple juice? Is that it? Not really, no. These are exclusively wild apples, battered by all that nature can throw at them with none of the orchard management, soft landings or cultivar selection that the vast majority of apples undergo. Predominantly windfalls from gnarly old English apple trees - some of which must be a few hundred years old - the apples we use for this wild juice are not easy to pinpoint the variety of, nor are they necessarily the kind you would want in your fruit bowl. Instead, what we are dealing with here is tart, dry, even bitter apples that would usually be left to rot on the forest floor. The resultant juice is perhaps not what you'd imagine... yes, it is the sort of apple juice that puts hairs on your chest, but there is something deeply enjoyable about kicking your taste buds in the knackers with a crisp drink like this that is, in essence, alcohol-free cider.
The juice is bottled on the day we send out our boxes. Enjoy it fresh, chilled and preferably without ice. You could mull it for a so-called mocktail, but the qualities of the fresh juice would diminish slightly.