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Taste Of The West Gold Medal For Our 458

A unique cider which has been created from 458 varieties of apple grown in just one Thatchers orchard, has been awarded a Gold Medal in the Taste of the West Awards 2014.

Called simply Thatchers 458, this bottled cider has been crafted from apples grown in the Somerset cider maker’s celebrated Exhibition Orchard.

The Taste of the West awards aim to celebrate all that’s great about food and drink produced in the South West.

Thatchers 458 is special, limited edition cider, packaged in a premium, high quality gift box. It is perfectly balanced with a depth of flavour and a robust, full body that has been blended to appeal to cider connoisseurs. Warm, rich and golden, Thatchers 458 is enhanced with subtle spicy notes, coming from the more aromatic varieties of apples, such as Worcester Pearmain, Laxton’s Superb and Devonshire Quarrenden. Its full flavour comes from traditional varieties such as Somerset Redstreak and Porter’s Perfection, whilst Howgate Wonder and Grenadier provide a characteristic sharper bite.

Thatchers 458 has an abv of 8.4%. It is available in our Cider Shop at Myrtle Farm, and it will be in selected Tesco stores in the South West from the end of June.

“This cider is one we’ve been hoping to create for many years,” explains Managing Director Martin Thatcher. “Unique is not a word we use lightly – but there’s no other collection of cider apples in one orchard like this anywhere in the world. It’s a cider with a real story to tell.

“458 is a celebration of the work and care that has gone into creating this magnificent orchard that my Father has worked for many years to preserve.”

Martin continues, “It is the first time that many of the rarer varieties of apple that are grown in the Exhibition Orchard have been blended into one of our ciders, so we believe 458 will be of great interest to people who really care for their cider.”

We also received two silver medals and a bronze medal in the Taste of the West awards, for our Vintage, Gold and Somerset Mixed Fruit ciders.


For further information, contact:

Penny Adair, Tel: 0117 9040173

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