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Bhai literally translates from Hindi to ‘brother’ but the meaning is actually much broader expressing friendship and respect – in this case between Vivan Futehally, an agriculturist and entrepreneur; and Henry Chevallier, eighth generation family cider maker at Aspall.
The two friends have blended Bhai, the world’s first cider made from Himalayan apples. It is fermented with Champagne yeast and balanced with Jaggery from the plains of India. India’s apple orchards are nestled in the foothills of the Himalaya, from Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh – an area that is home to one-third of the world's apples.
The friends' long term ambition is to build a global brand that can invest in orcharding in some of the poorest parts of India; build a cider facility to process this crop and make ciders.
Sampled on 15/05/2015
(sample best before end Mar/16) Clear, golden amber.
Stewed and fresh apples with apple pie pastry, cedarwood and very faint spice.
Light to medium bodied with faint sweetness and underlying subtle spice. Baked apple with not quite ripe apple acidity balancing light sweetness.
Cooked apple and faint spice.
Faintly sweet but with perfect balancing acidity and underlying spice.
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