Fans of well known Scottish cider Thistly Cross, and those not yet lucky enough to have tasted it, can now track down its seven delicious flavours far more easily, thanks to a brand new listing in Sainsbury’s.
Thistly Cross has a strong and loyal following and is stocked by some of the very best independent shops in Scotland, England and further afield, support which has directly contributed to the success Thistly Cross has enjoyed to date.
However, Sainsbury’s decision to stock the artisan cider now means that even more people will have the chance to enjoy Scotland’s best cider.
Sainsbury’s will stock the 330ml bottles of Thistly Cross in its seven popular flavours – Original Still, Original Sparkling, Traditional, Real Strawberry, Real Elderflower, Real Ginger and Whisky Cask – in the majority of its stores across Scotland.
Peter Stuart, head cider maker, said: “Thistly is a genuine farmhouse cider made on Belhaven Fruit Farm, Dunbar – sold by the folks that make it! We have built up a loyal fan base from working hard at Farmers Markets and foodie events, with continued support from small and local Independent retailers and venues.
“But the irony of late has been that Thistly Cross has been a ‘well known secret’ – it has had a loyal following but not everyone has been able to get hold of Thistly Cross as easily as they may have liked.
“By establishing this exciting relationship with Sainsbury’s we are enabling our devoted fans, as well as new Thistly Cross drinkers, to purchase Thistly Cross more easily and on a more regular basis.”