Made from rare and bittersweet apples mostly grown in Killahora’s own 200 year old orchards on the Atlantic south coast of Ireland. Freezing the pressed juice results in a beautiful, rich must is slowly fermented to give a luscious, balanced, dessert apple wine, with additional depth from the layers of soft tannins from the bittersweet cider apples.
The 2018 vintage is particularly special because of the hot summer which created record sugar content at pressing and this bottling carries more vibrant fruit notes. We believe that this vintage will age well.
Nothing is rushed at Killahora Orchards: the fruit is hand-picked and this perry is made in small batches, then allowed to ferment and mature which creates complexity and real nuances of flavour.
2019 Irish Food Writers Guild Awards – Best Irish Drink
2019 Great Taste Awards – 1 Gold Star