We get a lot of our juices from Luscombe Drinks in Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, Devon. It’s thought that Luscombe has been making cider since the twelfth century, but Julian David, who is the current owner bought the farm in 1961.
Julian continued the tradition of cider making at Luscombe, selling from the farm gate but it was in 1997 that Julian’s son Gabriel returned from four years in Sicily and began making classic soft drinks and juices from organic ingredients.
Today, Luscombe make around sixteen different types of drink including juices, ginger beers, cider and lemonade with production overlooked by Gabriel. Their drinks win regular awards including two two-star Gold Awards for Sicilian Lemonade and Raspberry Lemonade at the 2009 Great Taste Awards.