Dudda’s Tun is another cider maker from Kent, which has been making real cider since 2009. You wonder probably, what does ‘Dudda’s Tun’ actually mean, as it sounds a little bit like baby talk ;-). The name ‘Dudda’s Tun’ originates from the name of the village, Doddington, where Rob and Kevin Payne produce their cider. ‘Dudda’ means a person or a tribe and ‘tun’ is the old English word for farmstead or settlement.
Company: Dudda’s Tun Ltd
Place of Origin: Doddington, Kent, UK
Apples: made from early-mid season apples, including Katy and Bramley
Sweetness as per label: medium dry
Package type: 500ml amber glass bottle with crown cap (a quite unique label. High-quality material was used to produce it. You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but this label invites me to check what’s in that bottle)
Recommended type of glass: pint glass or flute
Appearance: pours a clear, bright straw yellow with a short lived white head and light carbonation. Body is light as well.
Aroma/Nose: Aroma is fairly dry with a winey note and hints of ripe and green apples.
Taste: it begins dry with a minimal residual sweetness, followed by low, almost not perceivable, acidity. Dude’s Tun Cider is slightly spicy on the tongue due to carbonation. The mid-palate has a green apple note and a very distant watery note. The finish is dry with astringent and green notes. There is also a sort of champagne-like note with a very distant touch of bitterness.
Overall: Duddas’ Tun Cider is a very tasty and refreshing cider. It is one of the ciders that you will enjoy even more on a hot summer day. Extremely drinkable. It reminds me slightly of an Austrian cider Goldkehlchen, which I have reviewed previously, but Duddas Tun Cider is more complex and has more apples on the palate. 4/6
Availability: broad in Kent and Sussex. Available at farmers market’s Tunbridge Farmers’ Market, Sovereign Way, Aylesford Farmers’ Market, The Priory; West Malling Farmers’ Market, High St.
Price: came in my March box from Orchard Box.