Made from apples grown in and around the village of Kenn, the site of the last public hanging in England; the condemned men blamed their ruin on their love of the local cider!
The apples used include cider varieties like Michelin, Harry Master's Jersey, Bulmer's Norman, and Brown's, along with common eating and cooking varieties like Gala and Bramley.
Pungent, slightly metallic, aroma with plenty of funk, and a copper-orange, cloudy appearance.
Sharp, fruity, with funk and a little initial sweetness, but developing tannic dryness, before the Bramley apple kicks-in in the aftertaste.
OK, but it's a bit of a muddle, with the Bramley flavour especially discordant; you can't stick any old apples in and expect it to be a winner every time, you need to blend sensitively.
Obtained from Crafty Nectar Online Subscription Service.
Reviewed on 06 Dec 2017