Sheppy’s have upped their award-winning credentials yet again. Two ciders from the renowned collection scooped three coveted stars in the Great Taste Awards 2018.
Sheppy’s 200 Special Edition, Sheppy’s bestselling cider, was awarded a stunning two stars and Sheppy’s Original Cloudy took home a fantastic one star, in the results revealed this week.
The (food) Oscars Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards – the ‘Oscars’ for the fine food and drink industry. More than 400 judges working in small teams, blind tasted 10,000 products – each one vying for one, two or three stars. There were 12,634 entries into the Great Taste Awards this year – and of those products only 1,207 received two stars.
Sheppy’s 200 Special Edition – “A light golden colour and soft carbonation. Real cider apple character on the nose, plenty of proper cider flavour reminiscent of Somerset ciders of rural character, tilting gently towards scrumpy. Opening sweet and heading towards a pleasant dryness that makes you want another mouthful”. – Two Stars
Sheppy’s Original Cloudy – “Very pale straw-coloured cider with a slight cloudy element. Faint dry apple aromas. Delicious fresh apple flavour on the palate with a well observed dryness. A medium sweet cider that bridges the gap between a table cider and a scrumpy. Good stuff!” – One Star
David Sheppy, Sheppy’s Master of Cider and sixth generation Sheppy, comments: “We are extremely happy to have won yet again this year in the Great Taste Awards – and are delighted with the complimentary comments. We are continually working on our range to ensure perfection and taste – and are delighted to see that everyone else is enjoying it too.”
Leading the way in the craft cider category, Sheppy’s recently launched their Low Alcohol Classic Cider. In a sector set to boom, Sheppy’s 0.5% ABV Low Alcohol Classic Cider stays true to their 200-year cider making heritage and methods – just with a low alcohol content to meet today’s changing consumer lifestyle choice.