Living in the West Country, it would be positively wrong not to drink cider at times. It’s a perfect thirst-quenching drink in the summer months, and lovely warmed and spiced in the winter. I got the summer evening cider drinking urge last weekend, and luckily had a bottle of a new cider to try, the brilliantly named Thundering Molly.

Thundering Molly Cider Graphic - Molly and the Princess


I liked it already  just for the name and retro glamour label design, and was hoping what was inside was just as pleasing. And it was!


Thundering Molly Cider in glass


I’m no cider connoisseur, so I can’t  come up with any great descriptions of the taste experience, just that it was a very pleasant drink and hit the spot nicely. Definitely one of the nicer ciders I’ve ever tasted, and one I would buy. But here is what the makers, Celtic Marshes, have to say about it:

Made from a blend of bitter sweet and sharp cider apples, Thundering Molly 5.2% vol is a well rounded medium cider. Fresh and fruity with a lovely apple aroma. Gorgeous golden colour and a well balanced finish. Made on our Herefordshire farm from 100% cider apples.

I can’t argue with that.

Cider seems to be getting more popular, and moving away from its teenage-Strongbow-drinkers image, with producers coming up with more well-rounded flavours and attractive packaging. It’s good to see, especially as it supports our local and national apple growers. Cheers.

Thanks to Celtic Marches for sending me this bottle of Thundering Molly to review. Thundering Molly is available on the bar in many free houses nationwide, and online from Celtic Marches.

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