At Burrow Hill they grow 16 different varieties of pear for perry making. The pears are picked and pressed in the Autumn, and once the first fermentation has finished, the perry is bottled and the bottles are racked in the cellar for a year. The perry undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle, and then the necks of the bottles are frozen, the yeast disgorged, leaving a dry, delicate, crisp and clean perry with small bubbles. Serve Ice Cold. Makes a delicious aperitif.
The farm at Burrow Hill sits among 180 acres of cider apple and perry pear orchards at the base of Burrow Hill. The farm has been pressing cider and perry for over 200 years. In 1989 they were granted the UK’s first ever full cider-distilling license and they have been distilling award winning cider into Somerset Cider Brandy ever since.