Cider firm hails success of crowdsourcing appeal

East Lothian cider maker Thistly Cross has said its crowdsourcing appeal for Scottish apples has been a success since its launch in September, with "hundreds" of growers exchanging more than 50 tonnes of apples for cider or apple juice.

Head cider maker Peter Stuart said: "It's been an amazing harvest and lots of fun." He added that the appeal "has helped us meet our increasing demand, without compromising on quality".

The company said that using Scottish heritage varieties, of which there are more than 200, is "at the core of its philosophy" because it gives its cider a unique flavour profile.


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