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blackthorn hard cider

One of England’s best-known and most loved ciders, Blackthorn is firmly rooted in the rugged hills of Somerset – a county which inspires a spirit of courage and determination. With its distinctive clean, crisp taste, Blackthorn Cider is founded on a passion to never settle for ordinary. Today, Blackthorn is still lovingly pressed and crafted at our cider mill in Shepton Mallet, and is affectionately known by the locals as ‘Thorn’.

Grab Life by the Thorn.

Available in 16.9 oz cans and 13.2 gal Kegs.

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It all started in 1972, when our team of master cider makers were tasked with crafting a West Country cider to beat all others. They were inspired by the mysterious Blackthorn tree, whose fruit becomes sweeter from enduring a harsh, bitter winter. It symbolizes the truth that many of life’s sweetest moments come from embracing and conquering the challenges life throws at you.

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We only use ‘Bittersweet’ cider apples in our secret blend to create the refreshingly crisp dry Blackthorn taste. They have the perfect combination of low acidity and high tannins that gives Blackthorn a more complex and full-bodied character than other ciders, but that’s what makes it so rewarding. But don’t just take our word for it, ‘Grab Life by the Thorn’ for yourself.

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