Thistly Cross Cider Whiskey Cask

Thistly Cross Cider

The other day Josh surprised me with a few new ciders from Julio’s. Isn’t he the best husband ever? One of those was Thistly Cross Cider Whiskey Cask, “Scotland’s original cider”.  I love whiskey so I was super excited to give it a shot!

Thistly Cross Cider

Thistly Cross Cider

This cider is light in color and very carbonated. It has a 6.9% ABV. My first impression was that it is pretty sweet and has a deep smoky flavor. I think this is my first smoky cider…I like it at first, but then it becomes too much and I am unable to finish the glass. Oh well, it was fun to try! I do like that it says on the bottle “suitable for vegetarians”. In case you didn’t know, while filtering drinks prior to bottling, companies can use things like isinglass (from fish bladder,) gelatin, and egg whites, among other things, so not all alcoholic beverages are vegetarian. If you are interested, you can find out if your favorite beverage is vegetarian or not on the website barnivore.com.

Thistly Cross Cider

Thistly Cross Cider

So this one wasn’t for me, but I really want to try some of their other flavors such as the Thistly Cross Fresh Root Ginger Cider and the Thistly Cross Real Strawberry Cider!

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In other news, I got a haircut today from my amazing stylist, Alyssa, at DruMais Salon in Marlborough, MA. What do you think?

-Melissa

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