We spoke to everyone. Industrial factory workers, farmers, taxi drivers. Anyone who could talk to us about the beers they drank and the reasons why.
We consumed lots and learnt more. But just as importantly, it had reignited a sense of adventure in all of us. It was whilst roaming the streets of Hanoi that we decided to set out on an adventure of our own.
We believed the cider market was in need of something new. Not dry, flat and fusty. Not fruity, fizzy and sugary.
Instead, a cider that played outside of its traditional territories. One that appealed to those willing to take a risk on something a little different.
And different requires patience. After we extract the juice from our Herefordshire apples, instead of waiting the nine months most would deem satisfactory, we wait two years. It means the nose is stronger, the taste more refined and the finish more refreshing.
The result is a cider that's dry with a touch of sweetness. Crisp, yet slightly floral. Long, tart and delicately carbonated.
An ideal alternative to the common aperitif and perfect alongside food, Revenant is a new cider for the new cider drinker.