Orpens Fresh Pressed Apple Cider

9 Aug

Continuing my exploration of the Irish cider scene, yesterday I enjoyed some Orpens Fresh Pressed Apple Cider. According the information it was a “medium dry cider, slightly tart, golden honey finish”. It is made in the Guinness Enterprise Centre in Taylors Lane in Dublin.

It was a nice tasty sparkling cider. It had a tannic nose and medium bodied taste that implied the use of real cider apples. It has a long finish on the tongue. The bottle was 330ml and I was sorry to see the end of it. Enjoyable.

There is lots of fun information on the label including a story about “Galloping Granny” Charmian (Hill) Orpen and a “not from concentrate” statement. However, there was no information about the types of apples used.

Interestingly, the bottle says it corresponds to 1.4 units of alcohol in ROI but 1.8 units of alcohol in UK. This is a bit of a puzzle. I guess the Republic of Ireland and the UK calculate alcohol units separately.

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