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More international recognition for Aston Manor Cider

A range of Aston Manor Cider's products have been recognised for their taste and branding at the World Cider Awards.

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26th September 2018

A range of Aston Manor Cider’s products have been recognised for their taste and branding at the World Cider Awards.

Launched earlier this year, Friels Raspberry, Mint & Lime cider was awarded the coveted World’s Best Design accolade. The design of the 330ml can was commended for all aspects - from its functionality and shape, to texture and labelling. 

The can displays a striking retro inspired design and has continued the success of Friels products winning awards for its distinctive branding. Last year the Friels brand was celebrated at both the International Cider Challenge and the British Bottler Institute Awards.

The plaudits continued for the Friels Raspberry, Mint & Lime cider at the World Cider Awards as the judges also named it as the Best Flavoured Cider in the UK. The innovative cider was praised for its “clean aromas” and for the “balance between the flavours”.  

The flagship Friels Frist Press Vintage cider, made using Red Falstaff, Katy and Windsor apples, saw off stiff competition to be recognised as the UK’s Best Sparkling Cider. The judges commented that the cider has a “great taste with a honey sweetness”.

Completing the awards haul for Aston Manor was Knights Malvern Gold, which was crowned the UK’s Best Non-Sparkling Cider. Here the expert panel praised the balance in the body of the cider, whilst detecting apricots and peaches flavours complimenting the ripe apple.

The World Cider Awards is a prestigious accreditation for the very best ciders across internationally recognised styles. Each cider entered into the competition goes through rigorous process before the winner of each category is decided.

These accolade for Aston Manor represent yet more success for its premium and mainstream ciders on the global stage.

The cider maker celebrated an impressive collection of medals at the International Cider Challenge earlier this year, collecting one gold (Knights Malvern Gold), two silvers (Knights Malvern Oak, Kingstone Press Classic Apple), and three bronzes (Crumpton Oaks Farmhouse Dry, Friels First Press Vintage and Kingstone Press Wild Berry).

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