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Aston Manor Cider raises a glass to latest round of award wins

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.

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.