Sheppy’s ciders have won coveted stars for three of the collection at the Great Taste Awards 2017.
Classic (Somerset) Draught and Oak Matured Vintage were both awarded two stars and Sheppy’s limited edition cider Iwood took home one star in results recently revealed.
Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink and is the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards. Described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world, the Great Taste logo is the sign consumers can trust when buying food and drink.
More than 400 judges working in small teams blind taste more than 12,000 products. Stars are then awarded to those regarded as exceptionally fine.
The judges’ verdicts said, “Classic (Somerset) Draught is beautifully balanced. This shouts Somerset Cider with classic farmhouse flavours”; “Oak Matured Vintage is lean and inviting. Quite a powerful number – well balanced with a firm finish”; “Iwood is a gorgeous golden colour. Complex on the nose with promising rich flavours. Rounded and like biting into a juicy apple. Two Stars. World class.”
Sheppy’s is one of the oldest and most distinguished cider making families in the world. Master of Cider David Sheppy heads up this sixth generation artisan brand at the family farm . He said: ” We entered three ciders from the Sheppy’s collection this year and we are thrilled that not one, but all of them won Great Taste stars. These awards are testament to the hardworking and passionate ‘stars’ here at Sheppy’s, who are committed to producing only the very best cider possible.”