This year a Somerset-based craft cider maker is celebrating their bicentenary with the launch of Old Conky Cider. Old Conky not only marks two centuries of Sheppy’s, its name is also an affectionate nod to another historic notable, the first Duke of Wellington. The Duke of Wellington’s title originates from the famous Somerset town, Wellington, close to where Sheppy’s produce their premium cider. Famed for his victory at the Battle of Waterloo the ‘Iron Duke’ was also sometimes affectionately known as Old Conky, thanks to his rather conspicuous nose. Old Conky cider is a fine crafted medium sweet Somerset cider, which is made with traditional cider apple varieties and a little added celebratory sparkle.
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