Kingston Black apples are often considered the epitome of cider apples. They produce a cider rich in flavor, slightly bitter, and medium bodied. Kingston Black takes its name from the town of Kingston near Taunton in Somerset, England–the heart of cider in the UK. It is thought to have been originally identified in the 19th century.
Appearance – Golden color, slight haze
Aroma – Dried apricot, clover, resinous cedar
Taste – Dried apple, clementine, hints of honey, slightly bitter
Mouthfeel – Medium body, lingering astringent finish; lightly effervescent