Brexit is creating uncertainty for the food industry across the border, but it’s well worth a visit writes Michelle Darmody.Apple growing has a long history in Northern Ireland. There are miles of orchards that become a soft lacey pink as the spring progresses. Apple trees and their fruit are revered by many of those I spoke to on a recent visit to the area. East of Armagh, the Orchard County, in Dundrum Kilmegan Cider is produced. The cider harnesses the tastes of the beloved fruit beautifully, it is tart but vibrantly appley, a perfect mix of flavours. It tastes of the land that it comes from but there is also a hint of saline from the sea air that tumbles over the orchards. The slightly astringent taste of the bitter cider makes for a balanced, golden delicate drink. If you do not like your cider with a tart twist there is also a sweeter version of Kilmegan available. The cider has won awards for its branding but the labels may soon have to be adjusted, as the separation from the European Union looms. Regulations are sure to change and each bottle will need to reflect this.As the past months have shown… Read full this story
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