Thistly Cross partners with NorthLink Ferries to deliver draught cider at sea

New partnership to satisfy Orkney and Shetland ferry provider’s desire to create an upgraded on-board experience with a full range of quality Scottish products 

East Lothian cider company Thistly Cross has struck a partnership deal with NorthLink Ferries to supply ships MV Hjaltland and MV Hrossey with its Traditional Cider on draught.
Thistly Cross will also supply to Scrabster and Stromness vessel MV Hamnavoe during peak periods.
It says having Scottish cider on-board will serve to solidify NorthLink Ferries’ reputation for providing excellent Scottish food and drink while servicing the Northern Isles.unnamed-16
Thistly Cross cidermaker Peter Stuart said: “We’re delighted to see Thistly reaching ever further north with our new partnership with NorthLink Ferries.
“It’s particularly important to us that each of the vessels are accredited by Visit Scotland with ‘Taste our Best’ awards for their use of local food and drink which means their customers will expect excellent quality, and they’ll find that in our range of long-matured ciders.
“With this listing, Thistly Cross takes another step towards its goal of being Scotland’s premium cider, and we look forward to sailing the northern seas with NorthLink Ferries!”

unnamed-14Peter Hutchinson, NorthLink Ferries’ customer service director, added: “We are committed to showcasing the very highest quality of food, drink and crafts which are available on our doorstep in Scotland.

“Partnering with Thistly Cross is a great example of providing our passengers with a taste of Scotland; many are first time visitors and will not have experienced this excellent locally produced cider before. Having Thistly Cross cider on-board adds a fantastic new product to our range of locally produced drinks.”
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