Top American Cider Competition Announces Awards

glintcapThe Great Lakes International Cider & Perry competition (fondly known as “GLINTCAP”) released the results of its 10th annual. GLINTCAP is the most prestigious competition for both commercial and amateur cidermakers in the U.S.

This year’s commercial cider competition drew 480 entries from both cideries and importers across the country. Those 480 entries into the competition represents a 28% increase over last year’s entries and a whopping 220% increase over the 2012 entries—all of which is representative not only of the increased interest in cider, but of the significant increase in cider producers over the past few years.

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Below is a list of all Gold Medal winners in the commercial competition listed by category.

CATEGORY: NEW WORLD CIDER —MODERN
Beaver Valley Orchard & Cidery — Flagship Cider

NEW WORLD CIDER — HERITAGE
Eden Ice Cider Company — Sparkling Semi-Dry Cider
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks — Bloom Cider
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks — Golden Russet Single Varietal Cider

ENGLISH STYLE CIDER
Oliver’s Cider and Perry — Gold Rush Cider
Viuda de Angelon —  Sidra 1947
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks — Oaked Dry

FRENCH STYLE CIDER
No Gold Awarded

SPANISH STYLE CIDER
Bereziartua — Basque Cider

NEW WORLD STYLE PERRY
No Gold Awarded

TRADITIONAL PERRY
No Gold Awarded

NEW ENGLAND STYLE CIDER
Snowdrift Cider Company — Semi Dry

FRUIT CIDER
Cider Brothers — William Tell Strawberry Cider
Northville Winery and Brewing Compan — Cyrimson Dew
Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse — Bramble Bubbly

APPLEWINE
No Gold Awarded

HOPPED/HERBAL CIDER
Sietsema Cider — Lemongrass

SPICED CIDER
No Gold Awarded

WOOD AGED CIDER AND PERRY
California Cider Company — Ace Black Jack 21 Premium Craft Cider
Distillery Lane Ciderworks — Kingston Black
Island Orchard Cider — Oak Aged Reserve Bottle Conditioned Cider
Liberty Ciderworks — Stonewall
Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse — Prohibition (Rumrunner)

SPECIALTY CIDER AND PERRY
Blakes Hard Cider Company — Cyser

UNLIMITED CIDER AND PERRY
No Gold Awarded

MEAD
No Gold Awarded

ICE CIDER
Cidrerie Entre Pierre & Terre — Ice Perry
Le Flanc Nord, Verger & Cidrerie — Cidre de Glace 2012

POMMEAU
Westcott Bay Cider — Pommeau

EAU DE VIE
No Gold Awarded

BRANDY
Rootstock Ciderworks — Apple Country Spirits Pear Brandy

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