Commercial Considerations

Thinking of going into business selling your hard grafted crafted cider or perry? Whilst this will not have all the answers, we are lucky enough to have the expertise within the group.

If you don’t find your answer below, or if you are still unsure, please ask on the group – just don’t expect them to give all their secrets away.

How do I start selling my cider?

The first thing to be aware of is that selling any cider or perry in any quantity without the necessary licence and exemption is breaking the law. With that out of the way, what do you need to have in order to start selling?

  1. Duties & Cidermakers Exemption.
  1. Licencing.
  1. Environmental Health and Trading Standards.
  1. Planning / Insurances.
  1. Labelling.
  1. Anything else?

As with all things, it is worth doing your homework - why not take some advice from within the Cider Workshop group?





Equipment - Sundries

Quick Links:

HMRC Notice 162

National Market Traders Federation

Food Standards Agency

Environmental Health


We are always after help and guidance in order to make the commercial side of cider making easier for those who want to start out.

If you have any experiences you wish to share with us, join the group and contact the administrator (or just post your experiences!)