As well as seriously cidery North Hop things, Thistly Cross will also be slaking cider thirsts this weekend at:
Foodies Festival Harrogate at Ripley Castle on 21st, 22nd & 23rd August. Following on from the Great Yorkshire Beer Festival last weekend, Thistly is hitting Yorkshire again at Harrogate Foodies (with the added draw of a quickie pint at the Harrogate Tap if we’re lucky!). Look out for Suze and Jen on the stand, dispensing Thistly a-plenty as you peruse the foodie and drink delights on offer – we’re fancying the chilli eating contest, oyster shucking and a bit of a vintage tea tent experience (come on, who doesn’t like a good scone?).
Cider suggestion: Thistly Cross Real Elderflower – with a zesty, floral hit of real elderflowers combined with refreshing apples.
Doune The Rabbit Hole, an intimate, independent music & arts festival located amidst the glorious ancient oak trees of the Cardoss Estate near (Scotland’s only) Lake Monteith in Stirlingshire – great house, great trees, all round fantastic location! Running from 21st-23rd August, we’ll have a wide selection of ciders on tap including a couple of fruit and traditional varieties, our new Barrel-aged variety (not even available in bottles!), and the ever-popular festival fave Jaggy Thistle. We’re hoping to catch a bit of Fatherson and some other great bands!
Cider suggestion: Thistly Cross Traditional – fruity and aromatic with a clean, apple finish.
And last but not least, Galloway Country Fair at Drumlanrig Castle, 22nd & 23rd Aug, 9am- 6pm. Offering up a celebration of rural life, there’s a whopping £1200 worth of prize money up for grabs if you fancy entering their clay pigeon shooting competition, although it’s the fact they have duck-herding that’s really exciting us! On the bar will be an exciting array of our farmhouse ciders alongside award-winning beers from Glasgow’s Jaw Brewery, and delicious Edinburgh Gin Cocktails. Make sure you say hello to Dave and Andy on the bar if you head along!
Cider suggestion: Thistly Cross Whisky Cask – dry, subtle notes with mellow hints of cask to the apple.
Have a good one, and may the sun shine!