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Orpens is Going to the Cider and Food Day

          This year Great Irish Beverages is adding a Cider and Food day as part of its festival line-up, naturally Orpens is taking part. The day is a celebration of the amazing cider and food that we produce here in Ireland. It will be taking place in a range of great venues including bars, hotels and restaurants throughout the country, so everyone can get involved.     Perfectly paired cider and

Introducing Sir William Orpen

  William Orpens self portrait The Orpens family has definitely had some interesting characters, none more so that Sir William Orpen. In fact William was an ancestral cousin to the "Galloping Granny" after which Orpens was named. Major Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen, to address him by his formal title,  is one of the most prolific and valuable painters in Irish history. Born in Stilorgan, Dublin in 1878 he moved to London at the turn of the century

An Unlikely Beginning

Matt the morning Orpens was born.   Most of us have come up with a “great business idea” after one too many drinks and completely forgotten about it the next day. In Chris Hill and Matt Tindal’s case this was exactly how Orpens cider came to life.   Matt and Chris had known each other for years through their careers in the wine industry and became good friends in the process. Back in 2012 they

Bottle of Orpens to Break World Record

    We are absolutely delighted to sponsor Terry in his Guinness world record attempt to complete the fastest ever marathon dressed as a bottle. He has just completed the Cork half marathon in a whopping 1hour 29minutes and is well on track to smashing the current record of 3hours and 31minutes. It just goes to show, you can't beat a bottle of Orpens. This effort will take place at the Waterford Viking Marathon on June 27th.  

Warmed Orpens Winter Cider with added spices

We wanted to push the boundaries with our Winter Cider so we worked on it in a number of different ways. Aside from being a perfect chilled aperitif, we also created a delicious mulled version with Gareth to warm the cockles during the cold winter evenings. Wrap your hands around the glass, take in the aromas, feel the heat of the fire as you stretch to put the glass on the mantelpiece, and settle into

The-Appleflower7 Mar 2013

The Appleflower

INGREDIENTS 50-75 ml of Orpens Cider 35 ml Beefeater Gin 35 ml Elderflower Cordial 5 ml fresh lemon juice METHOD Chill a large wine glass with some ice. Place all ingredients except the cider into a shaker with some ice and shake for ten seconds. Strain into the glass and finish with a healthy top up of Orpens Cider. Garnish with a decorated lemon twist. NOTES: Elderflower is gorgeous. It’s perfumed, sweet and has a