A still, dry perry.
The Thorn Pear is one of the oldest and most distinguished of all the perry pear varieties.
As long ago as the 17th century it was recorded for its vintage qualities. Sadly, like many varieties of quality, it is now extremely hard to find and it is mostly found on the borders of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.
An early ripening pear, it is harvested in early September. The perry produced from this single variety has a very crisp, dry flavour and is often compared to white wine.