Ageing in oak vats which have been standing for over a hundred years, gives the new 2013 Thatchers Vintage Cider a unique character that reflects Thatchers hands-on approach to cider making.
Just bottled, the Thatchers 2013 Vintage Cider has now begun to leave the gates of Myrtle Farm.
Made from specially selected apple varieties from the 2013 harvest, Thatchers 2013 Vintage is crafted here at Myrtle Farm in Somerset, using traditional techniques that have been passed down over four generations of the Thatcher family.
Thatchers Vintage was awarded one of cidermaking’s highest accolades – Champion Cider at the 2013 International Brewing Awards, widely known as the Oscars of the brewing industry.
It is a medium dry, fresh, softly rounded cider, which at 7.4% has a fruity, floral aroma. A fine balance much respected by lovers of vintage cider, comes from the choice of our favourite bittersweet apples such as Dabinett, Somerset Redstreak and Tremlett’s Bitter that are carefully blended by Thatchers master cider makers.
Light gold in colour, with a touch of sparkle Thatchers Vintage cider takes its characteristic depth of flavour from the giant oak vats in which it is slowly and carefully aged.
For the 2013 Vintage, a new lighter weight bottle has been produced, which is embossed with the Thatchers logo. The gold and black label, which features a picture of Thatchers founder, William John Thatcher has been enhanced with red for increased shelf stand out.
Fourth generation cider maker Martin Thatcher says,
“The character of this Vintage cider comes from the traditional methods that have been passed down over the generations. Consumers appreciate that ageing our cider in authentic, 100 year old oak vats gives this cider a delicious, depth of flavour that can only originate from Thatchers.”
For further information contact:
Penny Adair, Tel: 0117 9040173