Hat-trick of gold medals for Sandford cider-maker Thatchers in Taste of the West Awards

  Posted: 10.06.21 at 11:14 by Tim Lethaby

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Sandford cider-maker Thatchers has been awarded a hat-trick of gold medals in this year’s Taste of the West Awards.

Its ciders Thatchers Katy, Thatchers Zero and its Cider Barn Cox’s have all been honoured with a gold medal.

Celebrating the best food and drink in the region, the Taste of the West Awards has grown to become the most prestigious food and drink awards programme in the South West over the last 30 years.

Thatchers Katy is a single variety cider that Thatchers has been crafting at Myrtle Farm for more than 20 years.

Made from just one variety of apple, Katy, this cider balances of acidity and sweetness. Fresh and fruity, with a crisp, tangy finish, Thatchers Katy is perfect to pair with a meal.

Thatchers Zero was unveiled at the beginning of 2020 and is Thatchers’ first alcohol-free cider. Pressed from bittersweet apples grown here in the South West, the fourth generation cider-maker uses a unique fermentation process to create Zero’s appley aromas and crisp refreshment.

Zero doesn’t compromise on quality and has gone down a treat since its launch with drinkers wanting a non-alcoholic cider oozing with character.

Thatchers Cox’s was introduced following the 2020 harvest as a speciality cider in its Cider Barn collection.

This single variety cider takes its naturally sweet and juicy flavour from the instantly recognisable characteristic of the Cox’s apple.

The fresh juice is fermented and cold filtered to capture and preserve the natural zest of this ever-popular dessert apple.

Martin Thatcher, fourth generation of the cider-making family to head the business, said: “It’s always a real thrill to be recognised for the quality of our ciders.

"We take great care in making our ciders for people to enjoy, with quality always coming first. Thank you to Taste of the West for these awards.”

All Thatchers Ciders are available to purchase at www.thatcherscider.co.uk/cider/

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