Porter’s Perfection Vodka
In 2016 we launched our new vodka.made with the heritage apples grown in our orchards and naturally golden.
Grown in our Dorset orchards, Porter’s Perfection is a deep red heritage apple remarkable for its taste and curiously fused fruit.
Capturing the essence of this exceptional apple, our vodka is handmade in small batches using local spring water and wheat grain. Its subtle and delicious flavour means it can be enjoyed neat or mixed to make a long drink or cocktail. Alc 40%, available in 70cl or 10cl bottles. More information here.
Apple Balsamic Vinegar
The 6 year old apple balsamic vinegar is made using the traditional Italian method of reduction and concentration of the juice over a lengthy period of time (rather than by adding flavouring and colouring). The only ingredient in our balsamic is apples which have been grown in Dorset and Somerset orchards.
The longer the ageing process, the more concentrated and intense the flavour. We are currently bottling our vinegar once it has been aged for 6 years, but as the barrels age, we will be selling older vinegar as well.
It has a rich, intense taste, with a real depth of flavour. As well as using on salads, it’s a great partner for grilled meats or charcuterie; a drop brings out the taste of strawberries and other soft fruits; and it can really enhance a stew, sauce or a soup. See our list of serving suggestions, and let us know how you use it.
Want to know what it’s all about, what it tastes like and what to do with it? Read this Vinspire UK Review .
The Aperitif has a full-bodied flavour reminiscent of baked apples. Despite its full taste, the Aperitif is quite low in alcohol – at 8% it’s considerably less than a glass of wine. Please note that we don’t use any finings and we don’t filter the Aperitif, and as a result it is naturally cloudy and can throw a sediment.
Served chilled before you eat, but it also goes well with mince pies and fruit cake, or with a plate of cheese after dinner. Try serving it with ice (think of chilled sherry) in the summer, at room temperature in the winter, or mixing it with gin and lemonade (1 part gin, 2 parts Aperitif, 3 parts lemonade) for a long summery drink. Try it with vodka or brandy too! Take a look at our Serving Suggestions for more ideas, or the Cocktail recipes.