picture of Thistly Cross Whisky Cask submitted by BushWalker
picture of Thistly Cross Whisky Cask submitted by BushWalker

Whisky Cask

Thistly Cross, East Lothian, United Kingdom
ABV: 6.9%
330 ml serving: English style cider. Semi-sweet, smooth tasting, with mild fruit taste.


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Reviews

reviewer cidersays
cidersays (5091) said:
Sweet. Very smooth moderate barrel aged flavor without bitterness and lots of vanilla notes. Runs $7-8 / 500ml bottle in my area. Their website has a great user-submitted list of places to buy their ciders by country & state. Their "Traditional" variety is pretty similar, but Whisky Cask has more kick (ABV) and whisky barrel aged flavor. I've only seen Traditional, Whisky Cask, & Ginger so far, but they offer many other varieties.
Reviewed on 15 Aug 2015
4 likes
reviewer TimothyHoward
TimothyHoward (481) said:
Please note: this is a review for the bag in the box variant served in pubs. Goes down smoothly. A little plain in flavour but still delicious. Has a slight chemical taste but is so clean that it's hardly noticeable. A good cider if it's the only one a pub has.
Reviewed on 04 Jun 2019

3 likes
reviewer Judge
Judge (2717) said:
Updated since I had the still version! Nice sweetness from the whisky barrel. Loved bit of vanilla flavour!
Reviewed on 24 Dec 2018

3 likes
reviewer danlo
danlo (1209) said:
500ml bottle. Clear yellow gold colour, bubbly white head that dissipates away, and aroma of honey & sourish apple. Taste is sweet, honey, toffee, fruity, plus hints of wood & whisky, along with sour apple notes. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel, medium bodied, low carbonation, dryish & sweet appley finish. Quite drinkable.
Reviewed on 23 Jul 2017
3 likes
reviewer BushWalker
BushWalker (12650) said:
The taste profile is typical of the crisp, smooth ciders in which Thistly Cross specialise, but this has an added complexity from the whisky cask ageing. Slightly drier than the Original and Traditional varieties, this is the strongest of the current Thistly Cross offerings. Comes in a 330 ml bottle.
Reviewed on 15 Jul 2017

3 likes
reviewer dunadan
dunadan (172) said:
Refreshing, not overpoweringly sweet, smooth finish, very drinkable. Slight funkiness takes off one star for me.
Reviewed on 20 Jun 2019
2 likes
reviewer Reena
Reena (642) said:
Semi-sweet and smooth. Definitely having it again!
Reviewed on 10 Aug 2016
2 likes
reviewer KariB
KariB (5126) said:
Clear pale gold pour with mild carbonation. Strong aroma that reveals hints of apple, whisky, oak, and honey. Taste is lightly tart and semi-sweet with a buttery smoothness. Can taste flavors of light oak, honey, and tart apple on the finish.
Reviewed on 09 Nov 2018
1 like

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