We, the Mackle family, have been producing apples in the UK and Ireland for over 50 years
We are passionate about what we produce and proud to deliver the highest quality apple products to our customers.
Our own orchards make up over 350 acres of cropping apples, making us one of the largest growers in the UK and Ireland.
Years of passion and perseverance in growing and processing apples have enabled us to develop unique fermentation methods, mastering the art of apple cider vinegar. Several years of trials have led to the creation of our fresh, naturally sweet tasting organic apple cider vinegar, Natural Umber, which is enjoyable to drink and delivers all of the well-known benefits of apple cider vinegar.
Natural Umber launched in January 2018, and it turned out to be an incredible year!
In May 2018, Ulster University independently blind taste-tested Natural Umber organic apple cider vinegar against the top three selling brands. Natural Umber came out top in every single category.
In August 2018, we were awarded the coveted 3 Great Taste stars from the Guild of Fine Food in London and went on to win the Golden Fork for Northern Ireland. Judges commented on the bold and well-rounded flavour of Natural Umber, stating it is “Smooth and easy to drink with water”, and has a “syrupy viscosity, sweet apple character and a sharpness”.
Most recently, in September 2019, Natural Umber won Gold in the Vinegar category and Best in Tyrone in the Irish Food Awards, Blas na hEireann.
Natural Umber is now available from over 150 independent stockists across the UK and Ireland.
You can also buy Natural Umber here on our website, with free UK delivery, or on Amazon.