2013 Thistly Cross Cider Resolutions

2012, we salute you!

We’ve had an incredible year – from launching our Whisky Cask Cider in America, to winning East Lothian’s ‘Most Innovative Product’, taking our ciders to hundreds of tastings around the world and generally just getting awesome feedback and support from you – the guardians of Thistly!

We’ve got a feeling 2013 is going to be our year…so in respect of this, the Thistly Cross team are laying down the law cider-style and making some New Year’s resolutions to keep us on the straight and narrow. Just don’t quote us on these!

Here’s what the team had to say for themselves:

Ian: Cider Baron: “My New Year’s resolution is simple – to make sure Peter doesn’t blow up the cider shed.”


Julia: International Sales: “We think the world needs more Thistly! Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter or email, we’re asked on a daily basis to make our cider more readily available. 2013 is the year we want to double our exports worldwide…watch this space!”

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Mhairi: Digital & Social Media: “We’re planning to relaunch the Thistly Cross website as well as amping up activity online. There’s going to be no better place to find out about the wonderfully weird world of Thistly…other than in your glass that is!”

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Pete: Assistant Cider Maker: “This year’s about creating ciders that have never been created before, using ingredients – particularly those native to Scotland – that have been long forgotten about. Even I can’t remember what they’re called!”


Peter: Cider Maker: “Like every year, I want to push modern cider making to its limits…even it means blowing up the cider shed in the process.”


Sarah: Graphic Designer: “To continue making Thistly Cross Cider look as good as it tastes.”


Scott: Drayman: “I love Thistly Cross, it’s why I’m here. I want to make 2013 the year I only drink Thistly Cross – I’ll even pour it over my cereal if I have to!”