CIDER SPIRIT, PERRY SPIRIT AND CIDER AND PERRY SPIRIT

Ingredient List:

  • Cider spirit / perry spirit / cider and perry spirit (as appropriate) [cider/perry/cider and perry distillate - as appropriate]
  • Water
  • Sugar (if used)
  • Colour: plain caramel (if used)

CIDER SPIRIT, PERRY SPIRIT AND CIDER AND PERRY SPIRIT (37.5%)Nutrition information

62 Kcal / serve30ml 257 kJ

207 Kcal / 100ml  858 kJ

CIDER SPIRIT, PERRY SPIRIT AND CIDER AND PERRY SPIRIT 37.5% vol. 30ml Per serving size 100ml
Energy 62 Kcal
/ 257 kJ
207 Kcal
/ 858 kJ
Fat 0 0
Saturates 0 0
Carbohydrates 0 0
Sugars 0 0
Protein 0 0
Salt 0 0

Production Process

Cider spirit, perry spirit and cider and perry spirit are produced by the distillation, at less than 86% vol., of cider or perry so that the spirit has an aroma and taste derived from the fruits used.

The spirits must have a minimum volatile substances content of 2g / litre of pure alcohol (lpa) and a maximum methanol content of 10g / lpa.   The spirit traditionally produced using both cider and perry is called ‘cider and perry spirit’.

Strength

Cider spirit, perry spirit and cider and perry spirit sold to consumers each have a minimum alcoholic strength of 37.5% vol..

Permitted

The addition of caramel to adapt the colour and the addition of sugar to ‘round off’ the taste. (2 years after the new spirits regulation takes effect, i.e. around spring 2021, the addition of sugar will be limited to a maximum of 15g / litre of cider spirit, perry spirit and cider and perry spirit.)

Not allowed

The addition of any other alcohol and the use of flavourings.