Thistly Cross Cider

Thistly Cross Cider

thistle-cider“The horrors!”, you say, “That’s not a beer. It even says cider in its name.” I know, I know, but I like ciders and they have about the same ABV as most beers so roll with it. This particular cider I’ve never even heard of before, which is reason number one why I had to try it. There’s lots of things I’ve never seen before when I go to a new liquor store, so that can’t be the only reason I decide to drop $8 on a 17oz bottle. This particular apple cider came from Scotland and was made with fresh root ginger, making it a unique combination that sounded intriguing. I really enjoy ginger but have never combined it with apple before.

I am a fan of this particular implementation. Obviously with a sample size of one, I can’t say all apple and ginger go well together, but those Scots did it right. It was very refreshing and summery, and imagining an apple cider with a dowsing of ginger ale thrown in would not be inaccurate. That is almost exactly what it tasted like to me and it was good. If they were to serve these on airplanes instead of the regular, mandatory ginger ale that all rational beings get when on a plane, I would be sloshed by the time we landed.