Thistly Cross Ginger Cider Review


Hello, World! It’s been a while. As such, I don’t want to keep you from the good stuff: the Meat ‘n’ Potatoes of this blog (sans both meat and potatoes): THE CIDER SITCH.


Thistly Cross Real Ginger Cider
Percentage: 4.0%
Gluten-free: Yes.
State of Matter: Liquid.
Ingredients: Apple juice & ginger root juice.
Origin: Scotland (Dunbar, specifically).

The Taste: Ok. So. This stuff is tasty. You can totally taste the ginger. No spice though, which is disappointing. Good mix of flavours. Sweet but not too sweet. Not cloying.

The Mouthfeel: Low carbonation. Almost flat?

The Nose: Fresh. Gingery (obvs).

The Colour: Pale yellow. Like real apple juice!

The Packaging: Terrible. I feel like they were going for a fun/bold graphic style but it –like the mouthfeel– falls a little flat. The balance is off, and something about it feels dated somehow.

The Final Verdict: Eminently forgettable, unfortunately. To be fair, I had preconceived notions of what this cider should be. I can’t really fault it for not being as I imagined it would (going off of nothing but the label), but then again, that’s how most people base their decisions so… I don’t feel too bad. I wanted it to be spicy! Something that’d warm you up on a crisp fall day. Like a nice heather-y scotch. It was: gingery, not very cidery, not very spicy. Dang.

Have you tried it? What’d you think? Let me know in the comments below.

One response to “Thistly Cross Ginger Cider Review”

  1. I haven’t tried this one (I hate ginger!), but their Whisky Cask is awesome. Its one of the few sweet barrel aged ciders I’ve found besides Woodchuck Winter Chill (although Woodchuck is much more affordable). If you can’t find that, their Traditional flavor is pretty close.

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