The Perth Cider started it all off for the guys at Funk Cider. Their original Cider is also their best-selling product. But what it is it all about?
The Funk Farm isn’t a great climate for growing apples but the Perth Hills, located about half an hours drive away, is. The high altitude, latitude and rainfall make for a special little microclimate that the apples seem to thrive in. When the guys moved to the farm there was a winemaking facility there. And of course, they put it to good use making cider, as soon as the grapes were washed out.
One of the interesting things that came up in my resent Sex Machine Cider is how Funk no pasteurization or preservatives. They can get away with a light-filtering of the cider and by keeping it cool, the canned ciders stay how the boys at Funk Cider intended.
Perth Cider has an interesting mix of milk chocolate and honeycomb. It’s not all that appley but that’s fine as the honeycomb is thick and rich
The honeycomb flavour rings out in the cider as soon as it hits your taste buds it builds to a tart apple hit. That tartness is needed because there is plenty of sweetness here. There is a huge amount of fruit in this. Lots of juicy red apples and just a little sense of red summer berries.
The finish does hang around. Maybe that’s just the time zone difference
Final Thoughts on The Perth Cider by Funk Cider
There is a lot of similarities between Perth Cider and The Sex Machine. Where the Sex Machine tends toward berries, the Perth Cider is all about the smooth honey tones. The lower sugar means it’s a little more session-able but might need to be paired with a few salty snacks.
|Country of Origin||Australia|