International Cider Challenge 2015

13 June, 2014
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The International Cider Challenge is designed to recognise the diversity and range of packaged products within this dynamic and growing category.

It is the ideal way to benchmark your cider against its competitors and enhance your customer base and stockists. Ciders entered into the tasting categories will be blind tasted by an expert panel of independent judges and assessed according to their taste, appearance and aroma. Medals and trophies will be awarded to the best ciders with the results published in Off Licence News in June 2015.

Another element to this prestigious competition is the design and packaging awards which recognise the best design within the cider sector. Our esteemed panel of judges assess each product against a set design brief and is scored on initial impact, originality, creativity, innovation and relevance to target market.

Tasting Judging Panel


Pete Brown - Chairman
Glenn Payne - Table Captain
Tim Hampson - Table Captain
Charles Campion - Judge
Tom Oliver - Judge
Susanna Forbes - Judge
Kate Prall - Judge
Peter Snowman - Judge
Mitch Adams - Judge
Danielle Jack - Judge
Nick Pring - Judge
James Perks - Judge

Supreme Champions

                             Tasting                                                               Design & Packaging

                             

     Waitrose English Vintage Perry                                           Westons - Caple Rd

                 Herefordshire 

Company Name Cider Name Style Tasting Medal
Waitrose Waitrose English Vintage Perry, Herefordshire Perry Medium/Sweet Perry/Pear Trophy 
Custom Drinks Maeloc Dry Cider Dry Cider Dry Trophy
Fynburys Rutland Cider Rutland Reserve Cider In Bottle Fermented/Conditioned Cider In Bottle Fermented/ Conditioned Trophy
Cidre Bigoud Cidre Artisanal Le Brun Demi-sec Medium Cider Medium Trophy
Skaersoegaard Vin Aebleau Eco 2011 Speciality Cider & Cider Variants Speciality/ Cider Varients Trophy
Cidre Bigoud Cidre Artisanal Le Brun Doux Sweet Cider Sweet Trophy
Armagh Cider Company Carsons Premium Cider Dry Cider Gold
Cidre Bigoud Cidre Reffet de France Familia Brut Dry Cider Gold
Westons Caple Rd Dry Cider Gold
Apple County Cider  Dabinett Medium Medium Cider Gold
Aston Manor Cider Malvern Gold Medium Cider Gold
Cidre Bigoud Or et Ange Medium Cider Gold
Henney's Cider Henney's Vintage Medium Cider Gold
Marks & Spencer Marks & Spencer Somerset Oak Matured Vintage Cider Medium Cider Gold
Apple County Cider  Vilberie Medium Dry Dry Cider Silver
Asahi Breweries Nikka Cidre Dry Dry Cider Silver
Aspall Aspall Premier Cru Suffolk Cyder Dry Cider Silver
Aston Manor Cider Crumpton Oaks Dry Cider Silver
Boston Beer Angry Orchard Traditional Dry Dry Cider Silver
Cidre Bigoud Cidre Artisanal Le Brun Brut Dry Cider Silver
Henney's Cider Henney's Dry Cider Dry Cider Silver
Hush Heath Estate Jake's Kentish Cider Dry Cider Silver
Sandford Orchards Shaky Bridge Dry Cider Silver
The Co-Operative The Co-Operative Truly Irresistible Tillington Hills Cider Dry Cider Silver
Sandford Orchards Devon Scrumpy English Farmhouse-style/Scrumpy Silver
Armagh Cider Company Maddens Honey Cider Flavoured Cider Silver
Marks & Spencer Devon Farmhouse Cider with Elderflower Infusion Flavoured Cider Silver
Marks & Spencer Devon Farmhouse Cider with Raspberry Flavoured Cider Silver
Golin Stella Artois Cidre Elderflower Fruit Cider Silver
Golin Stella Artois Cidre Peach Fruit Cider Silver
Le Bon Vin  Loïc Raison Cidre & Framboise Fruit Cider Silver
Sandford Orchards Fanny's Bramble Fruit Cider Silver
Bi-Marct D.O.O Big Shot Premium In Bottle Fermented/Conditioned Cider Silver
Hush Heath Estate Jake's Orchard Sparkling Kent Cider with English Nettles In Bottle Fermented/Conditioned Cider Silver
Skaersoegaard Vin Don's Cider Brut Eco 13 In Bottle Fermented/Conditioned Cider Silver
Crate Brewery Crate Cider Medium Cider Silver
Harvest Cidery  Scrumpy Apple Cider Medium Cider Silver
Hawkes Hawkes Urban Orchard Cider Medium Cider Silver
Lambswick Drinks  Oldfields Orchard Medium Dry Medium Cider Silver
Marks & Spencer Hazerdine Orchard Herefordshire Vintage Cider  Medium Cider Silver
Merrydown  Merrydown Medium Cider Medium Cider Silver
Shepton Mallet Cider Mill Chaplin & Corks Somerset Reserve Medium Cider Silver
Shepton Mallet Cider Mill Montano Medium Cider Silver
Somoma Beverage Works The Hatchet  Medium Cider Silver
Thatchers Cider Thatchers Katy Medium Cider Silver
Waitrose Waitrose English Vintage, Herefordshire Medium Cider Silver
Waitrose Waitrose Low Alcohol, England Medium Cider Silver
Westons Henry Westons Vintage Medium Cider Silver
Westons Tesco Finest* Vintage Cider Medium Cider Silver
Westons Wyld Wood Organic Cider Medium Cider Silver
Winkleigh Cider Company Sam's Poundhouse Medium Medium Cider Silver
Aldi Orchard Premium Pear Cider Pear Cider Silver
Hillbilly Cider Hillbilly Pear Cider Pear Cider Silver
Marks & Spencer Marks & Spencer Vintage Pear Cider Pear Cider Silver
Westons Henry Westons Vintage Perry Perry Medium/Sweet Silver
Boston Beer Angry Orchard Iceman Speciality Cider & Cider Variants Silver
Cold Hand Winery Malus Danica 2012 Speciality Cider & Cider Variants Silver
Asahi Breweries Nikka Cidre Rosé Sweet Cider Silver
Lambswick Drinks  Oldfields Orchard Medium Sweet Sweet Cider Silver
Boston Beer Angry Orchard The Muse Wood-aged Cider Silver
Sheppy's Cider  Oak Matured Vintage Reserve Wood-aged Cider Silver
Aldi Orchard Premium Apple Cider Dry Cider Bronze
The Hills Cider Company Hills Apple Cider Dry Cider Bronze
Distell  Savanna Dark Dry Cider Bronze
Distell  Savanna Dry Dry Cider Bronze
Distell  Savanna Light Dry Cider Bronze
Healey's Cyder Rattler Original Dry Cider Bronze
Juice Hunt  Orpens Dry Cider Bronze
Merrydown  Merrydown Vintage Dry Dry Cider Bronze
Orchard Pig  Truffler Dry Cider Bronze
Thatchers Cider Thatchers 458  Dry Cider Bronze
Thatchers Cider Thatchers Vintage Dry Cider Bronze
Wise Owl Cider Wise Owl Cider Dry Cider Bronze
Boston Beer Angry Orchard Strawman English Farmhouse-style/Scrumpy Bronze
Westons Old Rosie English Farmhouse-style/Scrumpy Bronze
Armagh Cider Company Maddens Spiced Cider Flavoured Cider Bronze
Aston Manor Cider Frosty Jacks Fruit Flavoured Cider Bronze
Boston Beer Angry Orchard Apple Ginger Flavoured Cider Bronze
Boston Beer Angry Orchard Cinful Apple Flavoured Cider Bronze
Boston Beer Angry Orchard Hop 'n' Mad Apple Flavoured Cider Bronze
Somoma Beverage Works The Anvil Flavoured Cider Bronze
Armagh Cider Company Doyles Autumn Berry Cider Fruit Cider Bronze
Armagh Cider Company Doyles Summer Fruit Cider Fruit Cider Bronze
Boston Beer Angry Orchard Green Apple  Fruit Cider Bronze
Carlsberg UK Somersby Blackberry Fruit Cider Bronze
Carlsberg UK Somersby Cranberry Fruit Cider Bronze
Custom Drinks Maeloc Blackberry Cider Fruit Cider Bronze
Custom Drinks Maeloc Strawberry Cider Fruit Cider Bronze
Fynburys Rutland Cider Rhubarb & Strawberry Cider Fruit Cider Bronze
Hush Heath Estate Jake's Orchard Sparkling Kent Cider with Strawberry & Blackcurrant Fruit Cider Bronze
McCashin's Brewery Rochdale Ginger Lime Cider Fruit Cider Bronze
Merrydown  Merrydown Blackcurrent Cider Fruit Cider Bronze
Sheppy's Cider  Cider with Raspberry Fruit Cider Bronze
Shepton Mallet Cider Mill Blackthorn Black 'n' Black Fruit Cider Bronze
9041-5522 Quebec  Cidre Beaupré Original Medium Cider Bronze
Armagh Cider Company Maddens Mellow Cider Medium Cider Bronze
Bath Ales Bounders Medium Cider Bronze
Cidre Bigoud Cidre Reffet de France AOC Cornouaille Medium Cider Bronze
Dunkertons Cider Black Fox Medium Cider Bronze
Healey's Cyder Rattler 4% Medium Cider Bronze
Hillbilly Cider Hillbilly Apple Cider Medium Cider Bronze
Long Meadow Cider Long Meadow Cider (Medium) Medium Cider Bronze
Lyme Bay Winery Lyme Bay Sparkling Cider Medium Cider Bronze
Marks & Spencer Cornish Cloudy Farmhouse Cider Medium Cider Bronze
Marks & Spencer Marks & Spencer Devon Farmhouse Cider Medium Cider Bronze
Marks & Spencer Marks & Spencer Somerset Dabinett Apple Cider Medium Cider Bronze
Marks & Spencer Marks & Spencer Somerset Traditional Cider Medium Cider Bronze
McCashin's Brewery Rochdale Traditional Apple Cider Medium Cider Bronze
Sandford Orchards Devon Red Medium Cider Bronze
Shepton Mallet Cider Mill Chaplin & Corks Somerset Gold Medium Cider Bronze
Shepton Mallet Cider Mill Somerset Snuffler Medium Cider Bronze
Shepton Mallet Cider Mill Somerset Tree Shaker Medium Cider Bronze
Thatchers Cider Thatchers Gold Medium Cider Bronze
Thatchers Cider Thatchers Old Rascal Medium Cider Bronze
Vendyranch Rossbach Cider  Medium Cider Bronze
Waitrose Duchy Originals from Waitrose Organic Vintage, Herefordshire Medium Cider Bronze
Westons Tesco Simply Apple Cider  Medium Cider Bronze
Westons Tesco Simply Cloudy Cider  Medium Cider Bronze
Winkleigh Cider Company Sam's Poundhouse Crisp Medium Cider Bronze
Cidre Bigoud Cidre Artisanal Le Brun Biologique Medium Cider Bronze
Aston Manor Cider Kingstone Press Pear Pear Cider Bronze
The Hills Cider Company Hills Pear Cider Pear Cider Bronze
Westons Tesco Simply Pear Cider  Pear Cider Bronze
Custom Drinks Maeloc Natural Cider Speciality Cider & Cider Variants Bronze
Custom Drinks Maeloc Sin Speciality Cider & Cider Variants Bronze
Fynburys Rutland Cider Mulled Spice Cider Speciality Cider & Cider Variants Bronze
Hogan's Cider Hogan's Apple Spirit Speciality Cider & Cider Variants Bronze
Sandford Orchards Ice Cider Speciality Cider & Cider Variants Bronze
Shepton Mallet Cider Mill Addlestones Speciality Cider & Cider Variants Bronze
Asahi Breweries Nikka Cidre Sweet Sweet Cider Bronze
Boston Beer Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Sweet Cider Bronze
Cidre Bigoud Cidre Reffet de France Familia Doux Sweet Cider Bronze
Custom Drinks Maeloc Extra Sweet Cider Bronze
Custom Drinks Maeloc Sweet Cider Sweet Cider Bronze
Distell  Hunters Gold Sweet Cider Bronze
Ecomela La Carnica di Ceschia Roberta Moscat - Sidro di Mele Sweet Cider Bronze
Le Bon Vin  Loïc Raison Doux Sweet Cider Bronze
Marks & Spencer Breton Cider 75cl Sweet Cider Bronze
Thatchers Cider Thatchers Red Sweet Cider Bronze
Healey's Cyder Healey's Classic Wood-aged Cider Bronze
Healey's Cyder Healey's Reserve Oak Matured Wood-aged Cider Bronze
Thatchers Cider Thatchers Green Goblin Wood-aged Cider Bronze

Company Name Cider Name Design & Packaging Medal Design & Packaging Category
Hawkes Hawkes Urban Orchard Cider Gold New Individual
Apple County Cider  Dabinett Medium Bronze New Individual
Thatchers Cider Thatchers Somerset Haze Bronze New Individual
Wards Hard Cider Picker's Hut Premium Bronze New Individual
Apple County Cider  Vilberie Medium Dry Bronze New Individual
Sheppy's Cider  Oak Matured Vintage Reserve Bronze Repackaged Individual
The Co-Operative The Co-Operative Truly Irresistible Tillington Hills Cider Bronze Repackaged Individual
Shepton Mallet Cider Mill Chaplin & Corks Somerset Reserve Bronze Established Individual
Thatchers Cider Thatchers Old Rascal Bronze Repackaged Individual
Distell  Savanna Dark Bronze Established Individual
Shepton Mallet Cider Mill Chaplin & Corks Somerset Gold Bronze Established Individual
Craigies Cider Ballyhook Flyer Silver Established Individual
Thatchers Cider Thatchers Red Silver New Individual
Orchard Pig  Truffler Silver Repackaged Individual
Fynburys Rutland Cider Rutland Reserve Cider, Rhubarb & Strawberry Cider, Mulled Spice Cider, Rutland Cider and Blackberry & Nettle Cider Bronze Range New Range
Somoma Beverage Works The Pitchfork, The Hatchet and The Anvil Bronze Range Established Range

For further information about the International Cider Challenge 2015, please call Erica Stuart on 

+44 (0)1293 558132 or email erica.stuart@offlicencenews.co.uk




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