Case Study Overview
Sheppy's cider is a 200 year old award-winning brand. David's tank requirements were ...
- High quality Speidel stainless steel tanks
- An additional 300,000 litres of tank capacity
- Timely delivery
We supplied Speidel tanks with a collective capacity of 300,000 litre tanks.
The Sheppy family have been making cider for over 200 years and the awards they have won exceed this number, so the accolade of ‘craftsmen cidermakers’ is well earned. Awards include gold in CAMRA’s National Cider & Perry Awards for their Medium Draft and silver in The International Cider Awards for their Somerset Draught.
‘Quality’ is the ethos behind Sheppy’s Cider, which is owned and run by David and Louisa Sheppy. Of the 2,000,000+ litres of cider currently produced, 50% of the apples used are grown in orchards on David and Louisa’s farm, and the remainder are carefully selected from local farmers that they know. 30 different apple varieties are carefully selected to create the 15 different ciders which they craft, ranging from draft to sparkling, single varietals to blends, and a Soil Association certified organic cider. Fermentation is achieved through the natural yeasts in the skins of the apples, as opposed to added yeasts and no artificial sweeteners are used. Sheppy’s award winning cider is supplied in bottles, polyboxes and kegs.
To meet demand, Sheppy’s required an additional 300,000 litres of fermentation and storage capacity. Vigo supplied Speidel tanks with a collective capacity of 300,000 litres.
'We had already bought a number of Speidel tanks from Vigo and they were the obvious choice for our continued expansion. They offer high quality tanks at a fair price and we were confident that Vigo would deliver when we needed them.'
David Sheppy, Sheppy's Cider