Vice Admiral William Bligh FRS RN
Vice Admiral William Bligh FRS RN (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817) was an officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator. A notorious mutiny occurred during his command of HMAV Bounty in 1789; Bligh and his loyal men made a remarkable voyage to Timor, after being set adrift in the Bounty’s launch by the mutineers. Fifteen years after the Bounty mutiny, he was appointed Governor of New South Wales in Australia, with orders to clean up the corrupt rum trade of the New South Wales Corps, resulting in the so-called Rum Rebellion.
Master Navigator, Skilled Botanist, State Governor, Strict Authoritarian – Captain William Bligh was known for many things, but arguably his greatest legacy lies in planting Australia’s first apple trees at Adventure Bay, Tasmania in 1788.
Over the centuries since, generations of Tasmanian growers have harnessed the world’s cleanest air, pure water, fertile soil and cool climate that the internationally recognised “Apple Isle” has on offer.
Using only select fruit grown across this very region, Blighs artisan cider pays homage to both modern and traditional methods.
You can thank Captain Bligh for every bottle.