Combining two of our favourite apple varieties, we’ve added a new blend to our 2022 Cider Barn range. Katy & Redstreak, at 7.4% abv, joins the limited-edition selection.
With a light fragrant aroma, and soft rounded finish, Katy & Redstreak has a fine, full flavour, combining the characteristics of both apple varieties. Katy, our signature single variety, is a beautiful dessert apple that offers a light, crisp sweetness, whilst the Somerset Redstreak apple, prized for its cider making qualities since the 17th century, brings a bold spiciness and a deep rich colour to the cider.
Katy & Redstreak is a contemporary style cider made from 100% freshly pressed apples grown in West Country orchards.
A batch of this year’s Katy apples harvested during September was hand-pressed by visitors at the our Open Day, with the juice used in this special cider.
Our special visiting pressers were able to put their names forward to be featured on the Katy & Redstreak label – and it was Laura Rusbridge of Bristol who was randomly chosen from the draw.
So Laura, under her nickname “Geary” appears on the Katy & Redstreak label as our very first guest presser. Laura and her husband are huge Thatchers fans, even taking their personal supplies of Thatchers Gold with them on camping tours of Europe!
Katy & Redstreak is available online, in the Thatchers Cider Shop, and in the Railway Inn.