We take care over each step of the cider-making process; from pressing the apples and fermenting with the finest blend of Champagne yeasts, to maturing the cider for at least 6 months to achieve that rounded, smooth Thistly Cross taste. We have the highest standards at every step of the process and compromise nothing for the taste that makes us so deliciously unique.
The Thistly Cross cider family consists of hand-picked cider varieties, including the complex whisky cask cider – matured in ex-whisky casks (currently from Glen Moray). Our Elderflower-pressed Cider at 4% proves to be quite a talking point.
Thistly Cross Ginger Cider 4%...$4.99 / pint
A medium sweet cider with bright golden colour. Smells like a good very pleasant Ginger beer. Soft mouthfeel with ginger dominating the palate due to the infused blend of fresh root ginger, pressed on our apple press. A well balanced, full bodied and refreshing cider which should unite ginger lovers the world over. A refreshing summer drink or warming winter tipple.
Thistly Cross Whisky Cask Cider 6.9%...$4.99 / pint
A flavoursome cider made potent in the oak of a Glen Moray whisky cask with lingering tastes to be savoured. A gentle whisky flavour initially intermingles with subtle, medium dry cider, giving way to the distinctive full bodied flavour of the cask; finishing overtones of whisky. It offers all the flavour of the cask whilst keeping the light, fruity aspect of all the Thistly Cross Ciders.
Thistly Cross Elderflower Cider 4%...$4.99 / pint
The fresh fruitiness of apples combines with the heavy citrus zest of elderflowers to give a unique aroma and warm caramel colour. We spike our base farmhouse cider with real elderflowers; their pungent astringency bestows a rich, complex flavour laced with fruit notes. Classic pear esters underpin subtle floral sweetness.
Thistly Cross Traditional Cider 4.4%....$4.99 / pint
Bright golden colour with aromas of ripe apples. Soft mouthfeel and low acidity with a refreshing fruity finish. Very easy to drink, a real thirst quencher and great session material – to be drunk on a night out. Gently sparkling.