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Thistly Cross Whisky Cask Cider (6.9%)

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Brewed by Thistly Cross Cider
Style: Cider
Dunbar, Scotland

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (4140) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
White Hart Cider Festival, Heptonstall. Clear and pale with a good sweetness and a very smooth tasting texture.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jookos (2313) - FINLAND - SEP 18, 2014
Cask@gallows bird real ale festival 2014. Yellow coloured. Sweet apple, overly so. Icky, hard to finish. Dissapointing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MichaelAwesome (4300) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. Might have a touch of whiskey in it but it does nothing special about that. Thin and bit watery with some apples and sugar. Average.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (4300) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle from Scotia Spirit in Cologne. The cider pours out in a clear golden colour with medium to smooth body. Aroma of fresh apples, apple juice and leaves. Taste of sweet apples, natural apple juice, caramel, vanilla and leaves. When you really concentrate, you M A Y taste some fair hints of whisky but it may also be pure goodwill. Expected it better.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4216) - Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
500ml bottle. clear, yellow. Smells of scotch. Oak, peat, hint of smoke, all with applesauce. Tastes of tart juice, scotch notes. Peat finish, oak barrels, butterscotch, popcorn, apple, booze, scotch. Very unique! (4174)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7561) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
500ml bottle. Its a nice combo here and good on them for experimenting wiht the local spirits. The slight moky element is a welcome addition to cidre. Donít think ive ever had one in a whisky cask.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (3912) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Strong apple, walnut, nougat, and oat nose. Thatís right, oat not oak. Clear yellow. Apple and walnut flavor. Soft, smooth mouthfeel, medium body. Wonderful richness and complexity, good balance. Drinks somewhat like applejack, but not boozy at all. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1041) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours a clear straw gold, with carbonation limited to isolated bubbles. Fresh apple juice, honeyed notes and hints of Scotch and spice make up the aroma. A good level of tartness up front fades gently into sweet apple and honey in the mid-palate, with hints of whisky and spice playing around the edges. The smooth finish has an almost white Burgundy feel to it, and there is a pleasantly oaky aftertaste. This is a little sweeter than most British-style ciders, but tempered by the complexity introduced by the whisky barrels. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4472) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Cask - Apple and some raw oak. Clear light gold with almost no head. Sweet apple and like oak notes. The sweetness does overpower the other flavours finish., butt is still nice. Quite sweet and long

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Don2711 (132) - - JUL 29, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2014 Excellent cider with lovely look. Great taste. Definitely best I?ve drunk for a while. Possibly best ever drunk.


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