Building on its previous success, Aston Manor’s extensive range of world-class ciders has triumphed yet again at the 2021 World Cider Awards and Great Taste Awards.
The global awards celebrate the cream of the crop across all cider styles with Aston Manor taking home 20 titles in total.
Most notably, Aston Manor’s premium cider brand, Friels, has been awarded ‘World’s Best Range Design’ at the 2021 World Cider Awards. The Friels brand has also been recognised with silver for its First Press Vintage and three more bronze awards for its signature blend, low alcohol cider and rhubarb cider respectively.
Other Aston Manor brands also performed well, including Kingstone Press picking up the silver award in the Specialty Cider category for its Low & No alcohol drink. The brand’s traditional Apple Cider and Wild Berry flavour also maintained bronze awards in the Sparkling and Flavoured Cider categories.
Not to be outdone, it was a successful outing for the Crumpton Oaks brand too, which secured silver for its Apple and Pear ciders in the Sparkling Cider and Perry divisions – both new product entries to the categories at the 2021 World Cider Awards.
The 2021 World Cider Awards was a roaring success with the Aston Manor Cider family walking away with a total of 17 awards (one World’s Best, one Gold, nine Silver and six Bronze) across the Malvern Cider Co., Kingstone Press, Crumpton Oaks and Friels brands.
Not resting on their laurels, the Great Taste Awards was also highly successful for Aston Manor, picking up three more awards.
The most notable of the three awards went to Malvern Cider Co., achieving two stars for its Malvern Gold. Feedback from the judges highlighted that Malvern Gold is the epitome of balance and very cleverly made with balanced sweetness, fruit, acidity and bitterness where drinkers can taste the quality of the apples.
Friels also picked up two one-star awards for its First Press Vintage and Low Alcohol ciders. Feedback from the judges noted that the Friels First Press Vintage was very enjoyable with a bit of a kick but not too overpowering, whereas the Low Alcohol cider was described as a solid, satisfying and refreshing drink.
Calli O’Brien, Marketing Controller, Aston Manor, comments: “The strong performance of our ciders at the World Cider Awards and Great Taste Awards was exciting to see and further enhances our reputation for producing great tasting and award-winning ciders.
“It was fantastic for a wide range of our brands to pick up so many awards in a number of different categories. To be honoured in this way is gratifying for everyone at Aston Manor and is testimony to all the hard work and ongoing development we put into ensuring our extensive range of cider brands continues to be popular and successful.”