Happy Thanksgiving to all our customers, especially in the USA and Canada, and to those more local, a Happy St Andrews Day for this coming Sunday.
This time of year we give thanks for the end of the harvest that has brought us lots of crisp Scottish apples to press into cider. And as we get ready for the change of season that brings us dark nights and cooling temperatures, the presses at Thistly keep rolling.
Which is just as well as we’re hard at work preparing lots of cider to send across to our American customers. Here we are earlier in the month loading lots of 6.2% Traditional, Whisky Cask, Ginger and Elderflower ciders into containers for shipment across the seas to slake all those US thirsts. It’s always exciting times when there’s a serious shipment coming together, especially when we know from all the enquiries and requests we get, that there are tons of Thistly lovers out there. So here it comes…. fill yer (cider) boots!
But here’s the cool thing – we haven’t just sent you over bottled delights, we’ve also shipped you a couple of Thistly representatives in the shape of Luke and Daniel. Thistly ambassadors if you will! Over there right now, they’re working hard spreading the cider word from state to state, meeting old and new customers, and trying to expand our network of supply in conjunction with our good friends JK Scrumpy.
Make sure you say ’hi’ if you spot them on your home turf. And you can follow our burgeoning US fan-suggested lists of Thistly stockists here.
We’re also busy filling cider bags with our newest limited edition Mulled Cider which we’re proud to announce is fuelling the festive as the featured mulled cider at Edinburgh’s 2014 Christmas Markets.
The recipe of this wondrous ruby red blend may be top secret but we can tell you it’s full of spicy warming flavours with hints of clove, that still allows some sweet apple to come through. It’s tasty cold, but really sensational warm.
Somehow it tastes even better when you’re wearing gloves and watching breaths catch in the frosty air.
Also available to order in 20L cider bags in boxes for heating wherever you want.
We’ll talk more about mulling in our next blog, which will feature our Winter 2014 recipe. Which is great for all those cider traditionalists who like to mull from scratch and create their own particular blend.
But until then, wrap up warm, and we hope you’re enjoying some Thistly with your Thanksgiving meal!