I'll get on board the cider train - although I'm not sure that it'll be an easy job getting agreement on storing some/any cider in our one bed flat - though I think I have an idea that may work. Could be in for up to £50 depending on finances (and how much I have left after the August wedding) but at least £20.
roughly how big (in volume metres X metres) are one gallon jug and 5 gallon containers?
70 gallons of cider would (on my v rough reckoning - based on me imagining lots of 5 gallon polypins) fill up about the same space as a small double bed, or med/large dining table (either of which any self-respecting artisan would gladly sacrifice to make room for his craft).
The license thing is only applicable if you make something like 10,000 gallons, Jon. It means that most (if not all) of the little cider farms that make our countryside so welcoming and relaxing can quite legally escape from paying duty (which perhaps goes some way to explain the phenomenal good value they offer to the thirsty and discerning traveller).
I think we should be alright for this year, but I'll look into it and make sure that we're properly legal for next year's bumper pressing :0)