Juice producer boosted by bumper apple yield

Juice producer boosted by bumper apple yield

Innerleithen-based artisan juice producer, Cuddybridge Apple Juice, is celebrating a bumper year with sales doubling in 2015.

A bumper yield of apples saw owners Graham and Julia Stoddart press over 300,000 apples, helping sales of the juice soar not only in the UK, but also overseas.

Based in the Scottish Borders, the juice is hand produced in small batches by the husband and wife team.  

Graham said: “This has been a momentous year: we’ve produced a brand new seasonal Discovery Apple Juice, provided apple juice to passengers at the launch of the new Borders Railway and even sent our apple juice to Italy.  

“But if 2015 has been an exciting year, 2016 looks to be even better with the prospect of increased production and greater distribution.

“Cuddybridge Apple Juice is very simply a pressed apple and this year we’ve hand-pressed over 300,000.  

“It’s great to see what is actually hard, physical work pay off with such strong sales from our growing band of enthusiastic customers.”

The company produce Braeburn, Pink Lady and Granny Smith juices in 330ml or 750ml bottles; an Apple and Sea Buckthorn juice in a 250ml bottle and other seasonal varieties.  

The apple juice is available in a range of independent retailers, bars and restaurants across Scotland.