George Perry, managing director at Perry’s Cider from Somerset, UK is one of the entrepreneurs who doesn’t see Brexit as something that will help the business grow. The production cost will most probably increase and sales will go down. I hope that after Brexit I will still be able to get a decent cider from the UK at a reasonable price. Let’s see what the future brings. Next cider from Perry’s lineup is the Puffin. Company: Perry’s Cider
Place of Origin: The Cider Mills, Dowlish Wake, Somerset, UK
Apples: unknown varieties
Package type: 500ml brown glass bottle with crown cap
Recommended type of glass: pint glass, chalice glass or snifter
Appearance: pours a lightly hazy pale amber with a light orange hue with a huge short-lived white head. Medium to high carbonation. Body is low.
Aroma/Nose: it smells dry of fermented apples, orange, red apples with hints of funk, beeswax and leather.
Taste: my first taste is bone dry with the moderate to high acidity of lemon. Strong astringent taste, a light watery note with grapefruit, a light smoky note and lemon. It finishes dry with a light bitter taste and light grapefruit. The finish is rather short.
Overall: this is not going to be one of my favourite ciders. It’s a complex, balanced cider with typical flavours for a cider made with cider apples. The finish could be a bit longer cause the flavours don’t linger on. Personally, I found it too dry (it actually happens sometimes) and a bit too acidic. But I think it’s good that Perry’s try to have a cider that can be suitable for every palate. Although, as mentioned earlier, I don’t think that the Puffin will find a very broad audience. But those who like bone-dry cider with quite a high acidity will gonna love it. I would buy it again, but it wouldn’t be my first choice. 4/6
Price: purchased from Scrattings at 2.5 GBP (2.83 EUR)