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Double take on classic cider – two new apple ciders for 2015.

Thatchers Red and Thatchers Somerset Haze are the latest apple ciders to be created here at Myrtle Farm, using the expertise passed down over four generations to create contemporary style ciders using classic cider fruit.

Both Thatchers Red and Thatchers Somerset Haze have been crafted to appeal to a new generation of cider lovers, each with a modern twist on a classic style of cider.

Thatchers Red is, as its name suggests, a red apple cider. Mellow, refreshing and fruity, it has a subtle, sweet dessert apple flavour, to appeal to the 18 – 24 consumers who have been introduced to cider through sweeter fruit and flavoured drinks but who now want to experience the depth of apple cider.

Our cider makers have selected their favourite Katy apple to provide the intense red colour and soft fruitiness, while the Jonagold Red apple lends a mellow, sweet flavour.

Thatchers Red has an abv of 4% and will be sold in a range of formats –   500ml and 330ml glass bottles and keg. Cans are also planned for the future.

Fourth generation cider maker Martin Thatcher says, “Once again our cider makers have come up with an entirely new take on a classic cider. Refreshing and sweet, Thatchers Red will appeal to those consumers who favour fruit and flavoured ciders, and who now want to begin their exploration of apple cider.

“As the only red apple cider in the category, with Thatchers Red we are continuing to innovate and celebrate what heritage cider should be about – apples.”


Thatchers Somerset Haze

Our second introduction is Thatchers Somerset Haze. A premium crafted cloudy cider, we are again taking a traditional style English cider and giving it a contemporary twist to widen its appeal to the 18 – 34 consumer.

Appealing to the new, younger cider drinker, as well as existing lovers of apple cider, Somerset Haze is crafted for laid-back, relaxed and sociable drinking occasions.

“Somerset Haze gives those drinkers who are looking for an easy drinking, cloudy cider the opportunity to experience the premium taste of Thatchers,” explains Martin Thatcher.  “Haze has the heritage of four generations of cider making behind it and we believe it will fill the gap in the market for an authentic, sweeter, lower abv premium cloudy cider.”

Thatchers Somerset Haze (4.5%) is crafted with Discovery, Falstaff, Gala and Jonagold apples to create its crisp sweet finish. It is the juice of the Jonagold apple that brings a naturally hazy appearance to this cider.

It will be available in a range of serve formats including 500ml bottles, 440ml can, and draught.


For further information, contact:

Penny Adair, Tel: 0117 9040173

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