Max Nowell needed some labels for his artisan cider. He came up with three birds that reflected the three different types of cider: bullfinch, siskin and nuthatch. Max has been making cider for many years. He has planted a cider apple orchard at his house at Steilhead where all the production takes place. And he also collects apples from orchards locally, up and down Nithsdale. All the apples have been pressed now, and the juice is fermenting away in barrels over the winter, ready for next year's bottles.