The story of Mercury began when Leslie Murdoch, a Bookkeeper and Overseer, teamed up with some French wine makers, to create the Tasmanian Cider Company. A large cider factory was set up in an old convict-built warehouse on Hobart’s docks.
100 years have passed, and so have many types of Mercury Cider – from Van-Diemens Sparkling, to Celebration, to Hard Cider available in half gallon flagons. Today, we continue to make Hard Cider, Genuine Draught Cider and Dry Cider.
Days were defined by Antarctic winds, back-breaking work, untameable weather, and dealing with a bunch of convicts and misfits. Life was anything but easy.
So it’s no surprise these circumstances bred a unique type of man. One that had a bucket load of strength and a fist full of courage. One that saw a problem and just went about fixing it. And one that was happy to boldly step up to whatever challenges old Mother Nature threw their way.