About Us

We are Thistly Cross, Scotland’s leading cider producer. Situated in the beautiful East Lothian coast in one of the sunniest areas of Scotland, we are focused on producing fantastic tasting ciders.

We were founded in 2008 by Peter Stuart, a wild haired and budding cider maker, who was born only 27 miles from where Thistly Cross is made. Our first cider was released in 2009.

Since creating our 6.2% Original Cider, our small and passionate team has developed a unique range of award-winning Core Apple and Real Fruit ciders, built on our base cider made with locally crowd sourced apples, hand pressed on site.

To this day, Thistly Cross remains at the forefront of the craft cider movement and we continually strive to ensure each cider is as Deliciously Thistly as the next!