On November 25th the international cider competition at Sagardoa Forum in Hernani, Basque, Spain took place with more than 160 participating ciders. The competition was judged by a panel of renowned national and international judges.
In the ice cider class Brännland Cider Barrique 2015 was awarded a Gold medal as well as being judged the best ice cider in competition.
Andreas Sundgren Graniti, Brännland Cider
– To be awarded a gold medal and the class in a competition that gathers the best producers in the world in the heart of cider country is of course fantastic.
Sagardoa Forum is a technical workshop dedicated to the apple, apple derivatives and the culture and tourism of cider, organised by Sagardoaren Lurraldea.
Brännland Cider produces cider using 100% Swedish apples for a national and international market. The company's first vintage, an ice cider produced in the Swedish county of Västerbotten, not far from the arctic circle, using Swedish apples in adherence to the denomination set in the country of origin of ice cider, Canada, was released in 2012.
Sweden, Jakobsson och Söderström, http://www.js-vin.com/
Denmark, Vinkompagniet, http://www.vin-kompagniet.dk/
Norway, Great Grape, http://greatgrape.no/en/
Switzerland, Millesime Siegenthaler Freres, http://www.lemillesime.ch/fr/
France, CDP Fine Wines, http://www.cdpfinewines.com/
Belgium, Best Caviar, http://www.bestcaviar.be/
UK, Nordic Nectar, http://www.brannlandcider.co.uk/
USA, Skurnik Wines, http://www.skurnik.com/