Thatchers Cider Barn Collection Reviewed

Macallan 12 Double Cask Thatchers recently released a second batch of their Cider Barn Releases, available to buy directly from the distillery.

I was lucky enough to be able to sample all three of these fabulous craft ciders, each using only specific varieties of apple for their production.

My favourite of the three, Spartan, currently fills my fridge as I bought a case after tryign this amazing cider.

Thanks again to Thachers for the Sample bottles.


Thatchers Cider Barn Morgan Sweet and Grenadier

Thatchers Cider Barn Morgan Sweet and Grenadier Thatchers recently released a second batch of their Cider Barn Releases, available to buy directly from the distillery, this Thatchers Cider Barn Morgan Sweet and Grenadier was the last of the three.

Using Morgan Sweet and Grenadier apples to produce this Cider, this cider was the first of the three to give me big bitter/dry cider apple notes, which i don't mind in moderation, but can overwheml me occasionally, this just about gets the balance right for me, but anyone who likes a splash of dry bitter apples in their cider will love this.

You can buy directly from the Thatchers online shop.

Thanks again to Thachers for the Sample bottles.

 

Sweet gentle light tropical fruit juice notes, almost unlike apples at all, green fruits, melon, kiwi and greengages, intriguing nose.

Tangy, the greengages are back again, sweet and sour fruits, apple peel, light woody notes like apple seeds

Medium to sweet, lovely ongoing tangy notes

Bottle Name: Thatchers Cider Barn Morgan Sweet and Grenadier
Age: NAS
ABV: 7.40
Distiller: Thatcher's Cider
Bottler: Thatcher's Cider
Type: Cider
From: England, Not Scottish


Thatchers Cider Barn Redstreak

Thatchers Cider Barn Redstreak Thatchers recently released a second batch of their Cider Barn Releases, available to buy directly from the distillery, this Thatchers Cider Barn Redstreak was really lovely.

Using only Redstreak apples to produce this Cider, this cider has lots of lovely toffee apple sweet notes along with a really interesting meaty note on the palate, then a peppery almost spicy finish, interesting and i could see this working really well alongside a peppered BBQ'd steak in the summer months..

You can buy directly from the Thatchers online shop.

Thanks again to Thachers for the Sample bottles.

 

Deep full flavoured lots of toffee apple notes, with hints of pepper spice, sweet, toffee, caramel, yummy

Cinnamon dusted toffee apples with hay and straw like grassy notes, and a light peppery note like a peppered steak

Sweet but drying, peppery and long

Bottle Name: Thatchers Cider Barn Redstreak
Age: NAS
ABV: 8.40
Distiller: Thatcher's Cider
Bottler: Thatcher's Cider
Type: Cider
From: England, Not Scottish


Thatchers Cider Barn Spartan

Thatchers Cider Barn Spartan Thatchers recently released a second batch of their Cider Barn Releases, available to buy directly from the distillery, this Thatchers Cider Barn Spartan was my favourite of the three.

Using only Spartan apples to produce this Cider, Thatchers have produced an easy to drink, light and refreshing cider that borders on the medium/sweet rather than medium for me, seriously lovely and I have since bought a case to keep me going for the next few weeks.

You can buy directly from the Thatchers online shop.

Thanks again to Thachers for the Sample bottles.

 

Light and fresh, newly harvested hay bales, gentle light Apple notes, very light on the nose, hints of yoghurt

Seriously easy drinking, light fizzy fresh apple and yoghurt, almost tangy kiwi notes

Light, fresh, fizzy

Bottle Name: Thatchers Cider Barn Spartan
Age: NAS
ABV: 5.20
Distiller: Thatcher's Cider
Bottler: Thatcher's Cider
Type: Cider
From: England, Not Scottish


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