Nothing says winter like a steaming glass of spiced cider - and for Winter 2019, Scottish cider maestros Thistly Cross are releasing a brand new Limited Edition, Winter Thistle. Created as a drink to savour in the colder months and throughout Christmas and New Year, it's the perfect blend of Thistly's award-winning Original cider and a specially conditioned version of its Farmhouse Jaggy Thistle which has been aged in Glen Moray whisky casks.
The 6.3% ABV edition comes in a premium 750ml sharing bottle, hand-sealed in wax, and can be enjoyed chilled, or gently warmed with the addition of winter spices which are included in a mulling bag. These can be used to add another flavour dimension to the drink, infusing it with a subtle hint of festive aromatics. As well as enjoying Winter Thistle with the spices provided, Thistly Cross hope that customers will add whatever extra spices and fruits they fancy, or even a splash of their favourite spirit to make the drink truly their own.
Thistly's Head Cider Maker Peter Stuart commented,
"We're excited to launch Winter Thistle - a perfect combination of blended ciders and mulling spice, which allows customer to personalise their serve. It's good straight out the bottle, or even better mulled - and we know Thistly fans enjoy experimenting with mulling our ciders to create something entirely unique!".
Only 600 bottles are being made, and it's the first time the award-winning cider-maker has produced an edition in a wax-sealed, 750ml bottle. Available to buy from Thistly Cross online alongside Thistly's range of ciders and other festive gift ideas.