Somersby Apple Cider Launch at Carcosa Seri Negara 220612

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Picked up Chammaine, Casey and Chloe on 22 June 2012 and headed down to KL for the media preview garden party of Somersby Apple Cider at Carcosa Seri Negara. We got stuck in a horrible jam but the girls kept themselves (and me) occupied with tales of ex-boyfriends and weird guys.

We reached Carcosa just before sunset therefore were able to admire the beautiful landscaped gardens while hurriedly making our way to the event venue.

A quick photo before heading in – Chammaine, Adrienne, Casey and Chloe

Refreshing apple juice to start off the night. We were also treated to an apple inspired/ infused buffet dinner.

Soren Ravn – MD of Carlsberg Malaysia (which distributes Somersby Apple Cider here in Malaysia) with the promoter girls

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Soren Ravn, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia said during his speech, “Cider is rather new to the Malaysian market. As consumers become more sophisticated in their choices, we feel that Somersby offers a refreshing alternative to beer. Malaysia is the third country in the region, after Singapore and Hong Kong, to launch Somersby Apple cider, a flagship cider brand owned by the Carlsberg Group.”

“Somersby Apple Cider is perfect to enjoy during brunch, in the hot afternoons or as a happy hour drink. It is an easy drinking alternative to beer which you can enjoy with colleagues after work, at a café with good friends or even at lunch time. Basically, because of its sweet and refreshing fruity taste, there is no limitation or definitive time to enjoy a Somersby Apple cider, it is the perfect alcoholic beverage around the clock,” added Ravn during the Q and A session with the media.

I asked a rather cheeky question which was – why is Somersby Apple Cider served over ice? (This is because all existing ciders in the Malaysian market as served as is from the tap/ bottle.)

Soren explained that as Somersby is a sweet cider, it is best enjoyed icy-cold and as the ice melts it dilutes the drink releasing some flavours so you won’t get the ‘jelat’ or ‘muak’ taste.

My ex-colleague the FHM Malaysia editor Simon Burgess told me some time ago that cider was making a comeback in the UK and Europe served over ice as more and more young Brits/ Europeans perceive it as a hip/ modern beverage.

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Lord Somersby appears with some ladies in tow

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Lord Somersby, is a somewhat eccentric, quirky, loveable and full of life character. Unlike most brands that portray a more serious image, Somersby’s light-hearted, quirky and entertaining disposition brings fun, laughter and unpredictable moments to consumers.

Check our this little teaser video of Lord Somersby buying red apples in Pavilion.

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Adrienne trying out the Somersby Facebook app

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Following the release of the video, the ‘Grow an Apple Tree’ project took-off on Facebook and fans are now able to help grow a virtual apple tree to win passes to the upcoming Somersby Apple Cider garden party. Or if you’re around Pavilion in Kuala Lumpur you can do so via the digital installation featuring the live-feed of the ‘Grow an Apple Tree’ project. Go win yourself some passes now to party with me and Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers on 17 July 2012!

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Somersby Apple Cider is like drinking apple juice. It’s extremely easy to drink and very addictive indeed. One is not enough and I think I had at least 10 glasses that night. The girls enjoyed it even more than me which was quite expected. I’m certainly looking forward to having more during the next party. Actually I don’t think I can wait so I’m going to keep an eye out for it at supermarkets, and key bars around KL/ PJ.

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About Somersby Cider

Somersby Apple Cider is a refreshing alcoholic drink made from fermented apple juice and natural ingredients. Best served over ice, Somersby Apple Cider, with 4.5% alcohol, is sweet and refreshing with no beer after-taste. It is an easy-drinking alternative to beer with sparkling bubbles making it the perfect alcoholic beverage around the clock. A fully imported premium cider from Sweden, Somersby Apple cider contains no artificial sweeteners, flavours or colourings.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/SomersbyMy

More photos on the Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/myhotbloggers

Photo credits: Andykho.com and author’s own

See you in July!

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