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National Cider and Perry Championships

Mayfayre’s Cider & Cleeve Orchard’s Perry

Mayfayre’s Cider (Herefordshire) and Cleeve Orchard’s Perry (Ross-on-Wye) took home the  crown at this year’s National Cider and Perry Championship.  

Mayfayre’s Cider impressed judges for being well-balanced and more-ish, boasting distinct spicy and woody notes and a dry aftertaste. In contrast, Cleeve Orchard’s Perry won the title for its floral and full-bodied flavour, which had a hint of smoke in the aftertaste.

The winners are chosen at the Reading Beer and Cider Festival in May, which features over 550 beers and 150 ciders and perries, plus a selection of foreign beers, wines and mead.

Each cider and perry in the competition is judged on its individual taste, aroma, flavour, after-taste and overall appeal. The top awards were selected by a specially chosen panel of both experienced and novice judges.

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