Tempted was established by Davy Uprichard and his family back in 2009. His purpose-built Cidery is located at his home just outside Lisburn and it was here where he started pressing apples.
Davy produced his first cider in 2010, using skills he learned while making wine with his father, Jim, many years before. Two years later, he won the Gold Award in the Cider Category at the National Irish Food Awards for his Strawberry Cider! Davy has picked up a National Award every year since then, for each style he has presented to be judged. And so, Tempted Cider was born, with logos and labels originally designed by daughter Sara.
Making good cider starts with selecting good apples under the watchful eye of one of the world's best cider-making families. The family run cidery sources dessert and Bramley apples from their neighbours in Co. Armagh.
Armagh Bramleys have been given Protected Geographical Indication status by the EU for their unique sharp clean taste and the Uprichards also source special cider apple varieties from Co.Tipperary. Only the best quality Irish apples get the opportunity to be in a bottle of Tempted.
Lots of apple juice in the final blend makes this cider perfect for a hot summer’s day. Lower in alcohol, with a pleasing slightly dry finish this cider will quench many a summer thirst.
This cider has a generous proportion of bittersweet cider at its core. Blended with some dessert apple cider and Tempted’s own apple juice blend, a complete fulfilling cider ensues. Real depth of flavour and long smooth finish make this a cider not to be missed.
This is where the Tempted journey started. Not being able to get a dry cider that he liked, Davy blended this fruity, fresh and floral cider to suit his own palate. Not bone dry, Tempted Dry delivers a crisp refreshing taste that matches perfectly with food.
This is a blend of sweet cider, apple juice and Davy’s own strawberry wine. It is less alcoholic than the other ciders. Davy achieves this by using large amounts of Tempted’s own blend of apple juice. There is so much apple juice that if you drink a full bottle of Tempted Strawberry Cider you have just drunk one of your 5-a-day!
Some flavours are meant to go together. We think pairing apples and elderflower is a winning combination. This medium dry cider is very light and fruity with distinctive tones of elderflower. Not overpowering, the elderflower matches beautifully with a light blend of cider to give a feminine touch to a classic drink.