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Thistly Cross Whisky Cask Cider (6.9%)

Brewed by Thistly Cross Cider
Style: Cider
Dunbar, Scotland


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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A flavoursome cider, made potent in the wood! Matured in ex Glenglassaugh casks for six months to nurture the natural characteristics of the cider, this rarefied, medium dry cider develops, as you might anticipate, into a full bodied Scottish Classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ibrubeer (168) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Nice apple aroma with a hint of whiskey aroma. Clear golden color with no head. Nice apple flavor with a nice light whiskey barrel flavor. Med, appropriate body. Overall, a pretty nice cider. Interesting with a light wood flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (5431) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2015
330ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours clear pale yellow, no head. Aromas of light whisky, apples. Taste is sweet toffee, faint whisky. Thin body. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
milewide (1676) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Modest whisky cask contribution. Sweet Apple aroma and taste. Very pale yellow color...and completely clear.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7440) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle. Crystal clear yellow pour with no head. Sweet whiskey aroma with apple. Taste is exactly the same. Crisp and tart on the tongue. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18628) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow color with no head. Has a fruity weak whisky spicy apple aroma. Fruity spicy apple flavor with hints of whisky. Has a fruity spicy apple finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgis (247) - LATVIA - DEC 12, 2014
Not so much aroma.my first cider to rate! Pale yellow mildly carbonated. In taste sour apples and taste of basement. Whisky barrel taste not really there! Still refreshing!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (1708) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle from the producer’s own stand at the Good Food Show at Birmingham NEC. Golden toffee colour. Taste of toffee apple with the emphasis on the very sweet toffee. Some woody honeyed whisky notes in the background but the toffee is dominant, and as a result it’s far too sweet. Not for me, but nice to have a cider that’s a bit different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (9575) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle shared @ Van Moll Brewpub. Hazy pale golden color, virtually no head. Smell and taste sweetness, sweet overripe apple, pear, sugary. I don’t get the whisky cask. At least, I think I get a hint of hit but if it hadn’t been in the name I wouldn’t have guessed it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
Cask stillage at Barnton Cricket Club Beer Festival 2014. Cider with whisky flavour, far too sweet, not a good experiment

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle sample @ Fiera della Birra, Cesena ’14. Dorée paille, sans col. Que dire, pomme et pomme sur un superbe profil de whisky et pointe de boisé-cask. Ressent le petit côté suret de la pomme qui est accompagné par un excellent whisky qui confère une pointe de tourbe. Cette dernière est modérée et balance bien le profil des pommes.

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