Producer: Parsons Choice
Cider Name: Dry
Served: Pint at room temperature
Colour: Dull orange/Yellow
On my search for a different pint to dry at The Orchard Inn, I thought I’d go for the landlord’s recommendation. Afterall, they seem to know their cider, so why not try what tipple takes their fancy?!? This happened to be the Parsons Choice Dry Cider.
Parsons choice is a cider producer from just outside Taunton, who makes their cider from their own apples juice, which come from their orchard on Parsonage Farm. This is a family run business, which have been making cider since they moved into the farm in 1988.
My first impression of this is was thinking just how dry it was. It’s not just dry, but totally bone dry and will dry your mouth out, and ironically even make you a little thirsty at the same time. Though unlike a lot of really dry ciders, there is no burning sensation or harshness that goes with it. I found it had a lovely bitter mix with a mild hint of oakiness. I can’t say it’s something that I would run back for, but it is something I appreciate.
Update 05/05/13 – This had a gorgeous initial apple taste, long lingering dryness and a sharp edge to it. It’s no where near as bone dry as previously. There’s also a light acidic bite, citric and very tasty. I’d certainly try this again.
Would I buy this again?: Yes
Overall Rating: 8.5/10