The (cider) apple of our eye

Based in East Coast Scotland on the fourth generation family farm, Thistly Cross is Scotland’s original cider maker. And you can now find it on the shelves at 56 of our stores across Scotland.

Asda stocks five of the delicious cider varieties from Thistly Cross including Original, Traditional, Real Strawberry, Real Ginger and Whisky Cask.

Thistly Cross currently employs 14 staff at its East Lothian site and together they produce a wide range of award-winning farmhouse ciders using only the best Scottish produce. It’s thanks to the sales success of its locally produced cider that Thistly Cross has taken on more employees to cope with the increasing demand, doubling in size over the last year.

The strawberries used are grown on South Belton farm, near Dunbar, where the cider is made, while the whisky cask variety is aged for a minimum of six months in single malt Scotch casks once used by the prominent Glen Moray distillery.

Thistly Cross and Asda


“We are delighted to have secured our first listing with Asda,” said Julia Rennie, Thistly Cross Company Director. “Our cider is made in Scotland from the finest quality fruits, so it’s great to see that Asda is continuing to invest in providing a range of products full of Scottish origin and taste.”