Molson Coors has announced the launch of Carling British Cider – Cherry, a flavoured version of its original award-winning Carling British Cider, launched last year.
Available in the off-trade only, Carling British Cider – Cherry is 4% ABV and will be available in 500ml bottles, as singles or packs of six.
Jim Shearer, brand director, Carling at Molson Coors UK said: “The success of Carling British Cider among retailers has been fantastic. In response to customer demand, we are excited to launch Carling British Cider – Cherry to our off trade customers. We researched several different new flavours and Cherry got a unanimous thumbs-up for its vibrant colour and fresh crisp taste with a burst of sweetness, perfect for summer. We look forward to continuing to innovate in the cider market, which we believe offers superb opportunity for growth.”
The new flavour will be supported alongside original Carling British Cider in a £4m advertising campaign including TV, outdoor and digital, starting with the TV ad from the 4th April. In addition to the advertising, Carling British Cider will be supported with a national sampling campaign, building on the success of a similar campaign in 2013 where over 1m consumers were sampled.
The original Carling British Cider launched exclusively in the off-trade in March 2013 and won a prestigious gold medal at the International Brewing Awards 2013. Carling British Cider – Cherry, with a recommended retail price of £2.15p for a single 500ml bottle and £12 for a pack of six, is set to continue this precedent for great tasting and refreshing ciders.