In a nutshell: A medium-sweet, single variety, Somerset cider from Perry's of Ilminster.
The lowdown: Dabinett is a traditional bittersweet Somerset apple variety that's used to make this well balanced medium-sweet cider. Using the apple's own wild yeast keeps the fermentation slow and cold and produces a delicious cider with a soft astringency and a full bodied flavour. The light sparkle serves to lift the full apple flavour and aroma.
The farm in Ilminster, Somerset where Perry's started out is still very much the heart of the company and where all their apples are grown, pressed, fermented, matured and packaged. William Churchill the founder started the business way back in 1920 as a sideline to his Blacksmith's forge which where the company's office is now sited. From humble beginings they've grown to become one of the UK's most highly respected and awarded cider companies, fiercely independent and proudly at the forefront of the UK's cider revolution. Their craft ciders can now be found in quality retailers, restaurants, bars and speciality food shops across the UK, as well as being exported to over 10 different countries.