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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: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7302) - 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. Don’t 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 (3766) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Strong apple, walnut, nougat, and oat nose. That’s 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 (1009) - 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 (3887) - 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 (113) - - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle, from Tesco, Inverness. Lemon gold, short lived fizzy white head and gentle condition. Gentle woody nose with a background of sweet apple, quite full and sweet in the mouth with a slightly dry appleskin note, a pleasing oakiness with hints of vanilla and some tangy spirits notes, finish is sweet apple and oaky wood with retronasal alcohol lingering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LomYst (480) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2014
Lovely apples with some wood and scoth in the back... nice sweet taste and an apple finish.. light fizzy carbs

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4938) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
Draft at the Kaapse Beer festival. Pours clear pale golden with a small white head. Aroma of green apples, light whiskey notes and light wood. Flavour is moderate sweet with a light acidity. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (1534) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Half pint @ the Salopian Summer Cider Festival July 14. Pours clear gold, moderately sweet whisky-tinged taste, not overpowering but sweet all the same. Enjoyable cider.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1271) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle from DeliciouslyDifferent, Nethen. Clear yellow colour. Sweet aroma of apples with notes of honey and vanilla. Light sour. A bit too sweet to be refreshing.


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