Thistly Cross & The Honours

At Thistly Cross Cider, we’re proud of using great ingredients, and are always up for interesting collaborations! So we’re thrilled to bring you our latest – a chance for all you fine-food-loving Thistly fans out there, to enjoy a fantastic culinary experience, combining drinking our award-winning ciders alongside creative and inventive paired dishes in a specially created tasting menu at Edinburgh restaurant,The Honours.

A dining experience like no other, it has been created by award-winning chef Martin Wishart.

Known for his 2 Michelin-starred restaurants and love of local Scottish ingredients, this event on 1st November is going to be foodie (and cider) heaven.

There’s even a welcome Thistly drink on arrival.

So here’s what you can you expect (we’re personally looking forward to the heavenly pairing of Thistly Elderflower with Lemon Tart):

Tickets for this cider + culinary collaboration cost £45 per person, available here.

Further info, contact The Honours, tel: 0131 220 2513 or email –

Look forward to seeing you there!

Thistly joins the Vikings!

ferry-and-cider-2Scotland’s original cider company Thistly Cross is joining the Vikings, with its latest partnership with Orkney & Shetland lifeline ferry provider NorthLink Ferries.

NorthLink Ferries’ ambition to offer a range of quality Scottish products combined with the growing popularity of Thistly Cross Cider, has led to the two companies working together to create an upgraded on-board experience.

Thistly Cross Traditional Cider will be pouring on draught on-board NorthLink Ferries’ sister ships, MV Hjaltland and MV Hrossey, as well as during the peak periods on the Scrabster to Stromness vessel, MV Hamnavoe.

glass-northlink-collageThistly Cross Cidermaker Peter Stuart said: “We’re delighted to see Thistly reaching ever further north with our new partnership with NorthLink Ferries. It’s particularly important to us that each of the vessels are accredited by Visit Scotland with ‘Taste our Best’ awards for their use of local food and drink which means their customers will expect excellent quality, and they’ll find that in our range of long-matured ciders. With this listing, Thistly Cross takes another step towards its goal of being Scotland’s premium cider, and we look forward to sailing the northern seas with NorthLink Ferries!”

Having Scottish cider on-board the vessels will serve to solidify NorthLink’s reputation for providing excellent Scottish food and drink whilst servicing the Northern Isles.

Peter Hutchinson NorthLink Ferries’ customer service director followed on: “We are committed to showcasing the very highest quality of food, drink and crafts which are available on our doorstep in Scotland.  Partnering with Thistly Cross is a great example of providing our passengers with a taste of Scotland; many are first time visitors and will not have experienced this excellent locally produced cider before. Having Thistly Cross cider on-board adds a fantastic new product to our range of locally produced drinks”.