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Thatchers 2012 vintage cider set to roll out

Ageing in oak vats, which have been standing for over a hundred years, gives the new 2012 Thatchers Vintage Cider a unique character, says Thatchers’ MD Martin Thatcher.      
Just bottled, the Thatchers 2012 Vintage Cider will begin to leave the gates of Myrtle Farm in Sandford, Somerset, from the end of April.  
It is a medium dry, fresh, softly rounded cider, which at 7.4% has a fruity, floral aroma. The fine balance comes from the blend of bittersweet apple varietie

s, such as Dabinett, Somerset Redstreak and Tremlett’s Bitter.  Light gold in colour, with a touch of sparkle, Thatchers Vintage cider takes its characteristic depth of flavour from the giant oak vats in which it is slowly aged.  
Fourth generation cider maker Martin Thatcher says: “The character of this Vintage cider comes from the traditional methods that have been passed down over the generations. Consumers appreciate that ageing our cider in authentic, 100 year old oak vats gives this cider a delicious, depth of flavour that can only originate from Thatchers.”

 Thatchers Vintage was recently awarded a Gold Medal in the International Brewing Awards 2013 for ciders 5.0% and above.

Thatchers Premium Craft ciders, led by Thatchers Vintage, is being supported this spring and summer with national consumer press advertising and a trade media campaign.


25 April 2013 - Felicity Murray