A secret blend of bittersweet cider apples, delivering a distinctive and unforgettable medium-dry taste that remains true to its Somerset roots.
Blackthorn is one of England’s best-known and most loved ciders, now in Nigeria.
Founded in the rugged hills of Somerset – a county which inspires a spirit of courage and determination. With its distinctive clean, crisp taste, Blackthorn Cider is founded on a passion to never settle for ordinary.
Today, Blackthorn still uses bitter sweet apples that are native to the West Country of England, and is affectionately known by the locals as ‘Thorn’.
THE HISTORY OF THE THORN
In 1972, the master cider makers were tasked with crafting a West Country cider to beat all others. They were inspired by the mysterious Blackthorn tree, whose fruit becomes sweeter from enduring a harsh, bitter winter. It symbolizes the truth that many of life’s sweetest moments come from embracing and conquering the challenges life throws at you.
Blackthorn only use ‘Bittersweet’ cider apples in our secret blend to create the refreshingly crisp dry Blackthorn taste. They have the perfect combination of low acidity and high tannins that gives Blackthorn a more complex and full-bodied character than other ciders, but that’s what makes it so rewarding. But don’t just take our word for it, ‘Grab Life by the Thorn’ for yourself.
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Shepton Mallet, England
Website Link: blackthorn.uk.com
Ingredients: Fermented Apple Juice, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Malic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium metabisulphite, Sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 29 g/L Size(s) available: 500mL (Can)
Availability: LCBO and various grocery stores. Select bars
Colour: Rustic orange
Carbonation: Small semi-frequent streaming bubbles. Mild foam on head.
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Medium mature rustic apple. Sweet and syrupy. Astringency and acidity.
Initial Taste: Mild bite with smooth and acidic single apple flavour. Thick and syrupy. Some presence of tannins from the cider apples. Tangy and malty.
After Taste: Mature and rustic apple flavours appear with some fermentation flavour showing up. Not overly long-lasting and becomes a bit more sweet. A bit of a beer aftertaste.
On ice: Ice cuts flavour, thickness, tanginess and carbonation. Shortens the aftertaste a bit. Some additional malty notes appear.
Additional Notes: A cider that has been around a long time (since 2001), Blackthorn has a lot of characteristics of a typical Somerset cider. A thicker cider, it has a hearty character to it – perfect for pub consumption. Both relatively dry and crisp….
Grab Life by the Thorn.
Now Available Nigeria, go grab yours..