Perry’s Redstreak: A Cider Of Two Halves

Perry's Red Streak Cider

Perry’s Redstreak Cider was another spontaneous Waitrose purchase by my husband, who was surprised to find it was a variety I hadn’t tried before.

It’s a small batch cider made in Somerset using wild yeasts and fresh local apples, and you can taste the quality and care that’s gone into producing it.

When you first take a sip of Redstreak, you think it might be venturing into overly sweet Appletize territory, but then a dry aftertaste cuts through which balances the sweetness and gives a clean, natural finish. The deep amber colour which gives this Perry’s blend its name is showcased in the clear bottle and enhanced by the red label (although I have to admit I’m not a fan of the name).

It has a light fizz, and at 6.1% it’s on the lower(ish) end of the cider spectrum strength-wise, but it’s not a ‘session’ cider – there’s a bit too much going on here for that. I’d say it’s more of a one off savour it with a meal cider – perhaps pair it with a curry for a double ‘ruby’ treat.


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