Deliciously Thistly Scottish Cider

Thistly Cross Cider

We are Thistly Cross, Scotland’s leading cider producer. Situated in the beautiful East Lothian coast in one of the sunniest areas of Scotland, we are focused on producing fantastic tasting ciders.
We were founded in 2008 by Peter Stuart, a wild haired and budding cider maker, who was born only 27 miles from where Thistly Cross is made. Our first cider was released in 2009.
Since creating our 6.2% Original Cider, our small and passionate team has developed a unique range of award-winning Core Apple and Real Fruit ciders, built on our base cider made with locally crowd sourced apples, hand pressed on site.
To this day, Thistly Cross remains at the forefront of the craft cider movement and we continually strive to ensure each cider is as Deliciously Thistly as the next!

6.2% ABV – Scottish Cider
4.4% ABV – Scottish Cider
Whiskey Cask
6.7% ABV – Whiskey Cask Style
4.0% ABV – Strawberry infused cider
4.0% ABV – Ginger infused cider
4.0% ABV – Elderflower infused cider
5.5% ABV – Unfiltered Cider




 We are a craft-distribution and importing company built on the passion for the product we sell.  Inspired by the liquid in the bottle, we have scoured the US and beyond to find, what we believe, to be the best beer, cider and mead available in the world.  We go to great lengths to then get these liquids to the customer in the best possible condition.  Our suppliers work hard to make a world class product and we’re dedicated to treating them with the respect they deserve.

We do not carry multinational macro-lagers or “utility” beers

We do not carry beer brewed with adjuncts used to reduce flavor and body.

We are not in the business of “moving boxes”