Thatchers launches limited edition cider

By Nicholas Robinson

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New cider from Thatchers

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Thatchers has added a Summer Vintage Cider to its small range of limited edition ciders for the summer.

The 7.4% ABV cider is light, fruity and gently sparkling with a refreshing crisp bite, according to the Somerset-based family-run company.

Apples such as Hastings, Prince William and Braeburn have been used in the brew, as well as Dabinett and Somerset Redstreak.

Special blend

The three ciders:

  • Summer Vintage Cider (7.4% ABV)
  • Somerset Redstreak & Katy (7.4% ABV)
  • Tremletts Falstaff (7.4% ABV)

Managing director of the firm Martin Thatcher said: "Our cider makers have come up with a very special limited edition blend for summer."

The new cider follows the reveal of two other new limited edition products earlier this year – Somerset Redstreak & Katy (7.4% ABV), and Tremletts Falstaff (7.4% ABV).

Thatchers uses a small-scale process to create its limited edition beverages and will monitor their popularity.

Depending on the uptake, some of the limited edition ciders could make it into the company's repertoire.

Thatcher added: "Understanding apple varieties and how they each bring their special character to a cider is such an important and valuable skill."

Exclusive video interview

Meanwhile, in an exclusive video interview with the Publican's Morning Advertiser ​last week, Thatcher outlined the company's plans to start making a bigger play of cider and food pairing.

He said: "It's still very new and I don't think, as an industry or even as a company, we have done enough yet. But we've started.

"I think the future is definitely cider... there are a lot of opportunities for food and cider to go together."

Watch the video here​.

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