Somerset’s oldest cider makers Sheppy’s Cider has scored a triple win at the 2021 International Brewing and Cider Awards, scooping two golds and one silver award. Sheppy’s brand-new Vintage Cloudy Cider and Vintage Perry both took a gold award in their respected categories, the Sheppy’s Vintage Cloudy Cider also won The International Classic Cider Trophy and Sheppy’s 200 took home silver in the tannic ciders class.
The awards are the oldest and most distinguished of their kind, with entries from around the world, often dubbed the Oscars of the brewing industry – and with good reason. An award is a recognition by fellow professional brewers and cider makers that a beer or cider is an outstanding commercial example of its style.
As one of the oldest and most respected cider families in the world, with a long history that goes back more than 200 years, Sheppy’s is extremely proud to add these highly regarded accolades to its expanding list of awards, which further reinforces itself as a well-respected producer of premium craft cider.
Sheppy’s managing director, David Sheppy commented: “We are beyond thrilled to have won multiple accolades across the International Brewing and Cider awards, it is extremely special to Sheppy’s as it was the first award that we ever won for our cider back in 1932 and put us on the map so to speak. My family has been making premium cider for over 200 years and we are incredibly proud of our heritage and the skills we pass from generation to generation, which is at the heart of everything Sheppy’s does. To have other cider makers recognise us at this level demonstrates the quality of our cider and skills of our team.”