Thatchers Cider Company, SOM, UK

picture of Thatchers Cider Company Katy submitted by OxfordFarmhouse
picture of Thatchers Cider Company Katy submitted by OxfordFarmhouse


ABV: 7.4%
500 ml serving:

English style cider. Dry, smooth tasting, with mild fruit taste.

Taste Properties


reviewer RorySkywalker
RorySkywalker (632) said:
Update:- April 2024 - the nose on this cider, after a swill, is full of zest and citrus. Faint, but punchy at the same time - if that makes sense? It’s the lightest coloured cider I’ve ever had - but how does it taste? It’s really good. It’s punchy, sharp, sweet fizzy and very tasty. It just lacks a bit of depth, body and length. If you like golden delicious apples, you’ll love this single variety from Thatcher’s. The Katy single variety apple is right en-pointe in this cider with a slight kick of sourness in taste and lingering soft mellow vanilla. It has a tangy taste that rapidly mellows into light toffee and caramel - you can really taste the pulp. So nice. This would go great with some cheese and crackers and a chutney - also with a nice salty snack such as pork scratchings. At 7.4%ABV you won’t get away with drinking this all night, (you might!) but you certainly won’t be disappointed with this superb entry from Thatcher’s in Somerset. Its champagne colour and fizz really does finish off this well presented and well rounded single variety cider - a rarity these days to find a single blend. I’d give it 5/5 if it just had a little more in its body and aftertaste, but otherwise it’s one of the best 4/5 scores I’ve given. I’d give it 4.5/5, but sadly that’s not an option on Cider Expert. This cider is also superb served on its own, just do it some justice and make sure it’s chilled so you can have it without ice. Thatcher’s best cider by a country mile as the rest (mostly) are way too sweet, excluding the still ciders, I’m taking about the carbonated ones here. One of the better single varieties - but I’d lean to Sheppy’s (as a producer) for a better effort in single variety ciders.
Reviewed on 21 Oct 2022
reviewer Mat-Owl
Mat-Owl (155) said:
I drink an awful lot of cider (my poison of choice) trying many different kinds!! But Thatcher's Katy for me is the absolute best, light in taste, but packing a heavy punch in alcohol volume I honestly don't think you can top this. Imagine a apple soft drink laced with alcohol & you won't be far off. A firm personal favourite.
Reviewed on 07 Jun 2021
reviewer GaryG
GaryG (997) said:
I'm sure this was a relatively dry cider a few years ago, however the last time I had this, it was sweet. This could be that my taste has changed. Reminds me and everyone else of a white wine, on the nose. This is a cider which is best served cold, very cold. It much worse near room temperature. For common Thatcher's ciders found at supermarkets it is one of the better ones but if went to Thatchers or buying cider online it wouldn't be on my list. Almost forgot to say at 7.4% go careful, his is a danger cider.
Reviewed on 30 Oct 2022
reviewer RichardH22
RichardH22 (1752) said:
Very light in colour reminds me of white wine. Lightly carbonated with a warming 7.4% alcohol taste. Dry and smooth tasting.
Reviewed on 04 Sep 2022
reviewer lhorscraft1
lhorscraft1 (34) said:
One of the better Thatchers, a punchy 7%
Reviewed on 25 Aug 2022
reviewer david
david (4878) said:
The 7.4% ABV of this cider is on the strong side, but far from the strongest I’ve had. Yet the boozy flavor is quite prominent. The actual cider taste is nicely balanced, fairly easy drinking, and clean tasting.
Reviewed on 09 Jul 2018

reviewer RedTed
RedTed (983) said:
I'm just not sure about this one. yes it's got great attributes, the dry, nearly sour Katy taste.It has good body, nice aroma..tartness... but then you get that distinctive Thatchers funk. I'm sure it will grow on me... but for now it is ambiguous to me.
Reviewed on 22 Aug 2021
reviewer cidrtikmick
cidrtikmick (1830) said:
I usually find Thatchers draught too sweet (even when described as dry) and, frankly, somewhat boring. But bottled Katy - light, clear, fruity - is really good, notwithstanding the carbonation that comes in bottles. If only they did it bag-in-box!
Reviewed on 10 Jul 2020
reviewer esbeevor
esbeevor (194) said:
Aroma is like a white wine - and the colour too. Lovely light drink.
Reviewed on 25 Aug 2018
reviewer BushWalker
BushWalker (13102) said:
This is a very pale, lime green in colour, and has an aroma more akin to a Soave wine than a cider. Made from the single apple variety, Katy. The flavour is a little like a cross between a cider and a perry; tart, with a hint of sourness, and some astringency. Very distinctive and individual.
Reviewed on 23 Sep 2017

reviewer OxfordFarmhouse
OxfordFarmhouse (682) said:
A lighter sparkling cider with strong green apple aftertaste. Very drinkable.
Reviewed on 18 Sep 2016
reviewer berty30
berty30 (1349) said:
Dry,smooth,with a fruity tast
Reviewed on 29 Jul 2022
reviewer GaryIglesden
GaryIglesden (10) said:
Can't beat this cider taste smoothness and just an all round top cider the best out there
Reviewed on 20 Jun 2018
reviewer missusblaze
missusblaze (140) said:
one of my favourites of the Thatchers variety. clean and crisp. A slight bit of fizz but not enough to give you that bubbly feeling in your nose like i find some commercial ciders can do.
Reviewed on 19 Nov 2017
reviewer Happles
Happles (88) said:
Nice but strong aftertaste. Would drink again but not first choice.
Reviewed on 27 Jun 2023
reviewer IanWhitlock
IanWhitlock (1632) said:
a bit powerful at 7.4%, but a wonderful no nonsense crisp almost white wine taste.
Reviewed on 15 Jun 2019
reviewer PricklyCider
PricklyCider (4835) said:
The pour is a carbonated clear silver. The aromas is sour apple. The taste is a semi-dry slightly tart and crisp apple. The mouthfeel is light. The finish is a clean crisp spple. It is good.
Reviewed on 25 May 2024
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reviewer ThomasM
ThomasM (926) said:
Thatchers Katy (7.4% ABV, 500ml). Made from a single apple variety, the Swedish "Katy" ( Very pale yellow-ish colour; clear, plenty of bubbles action in the glass. Small white head. This has a sherbet-like flavour to it, slightly artificial tart apples, citrus, yeast. Sour-sweet. Medium body and carbonation (phew!). Crisp green apples, floral notes, pears, lemon and yeast on the palate, both tart and sweet-ish. A little saccharine as you keep drinking. The high ABV is almost unnoticeable. Pears and floral notes to the fore into the finish, with a yeasty, faintly apple-y aftertaste. Far from being outstanding, this is still the most pleasant Thatchers cider I tried, and frankly the only one I would drink again. 6.5/10.
Reviewed on 21 Oct 2023
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reviewer Elsie
Elsie (37) said:
I like to try the different Thatcher's, this is my least favourite so far. The fruitiness was good but it ends on a bitter note I think. Not for me, think I'll stick to the Rosé
Reviewed on 19 May 2022
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