Longueville House Cider has won Silver along with Longueville Beverages newest addition to the family, Cider Mór, which won Gold and was crowned Overall Champion in the Cider Cup at the Alltech Craft Brew and Food Fair in the Commonwealth Cup Awards.
Alltech, Ireland’s largest craft brews and food festival, held this year in the Convention Centre in Dublin, draws thousands of visitors each year and showcases craft beverages from around the world. With stiff competition from nine countries, over 70 breweries and cider mills and with almost 400 entries, Cider Mór took on the impressive competition to win Gold. This accolade is given to a beverage, which is an excellent product that displays the correct balance of taste, aroma and appearance appropriate for the style, and a high level of technical merit .The Alltech Commonwealth Cup acknowledges outstanding performance within the food and drink industry and Longueville are honoured to take their place on this esteemed list.
“The judges were particularly impressed with Longueville Mor. This robust cider with an alcohol level of eight percent had tremendous complexity with a rich apple aroma, which was well balanced with dryness and acidity. The oak notes added to the complexity in flavour observed by the judging panel,” said Dr Gearóid Cahill, Head Judge.
The 2018 Dublin Craft Cider Cup The Cider Mór (8% ABV) is a clever mix of Longueville’s traditional cider, aged in the award-winning Brandy casks for six months. It has a great depth of flavor and a robust and unique taste.
“We have been blown away by the popularity of our newest addition, Cider Mór, and by how well it has been received from those who love and appreciate independent, non-industrial, craft beverages and artisan produce. It is a great honour to be acknowledged by our peers and key industry influencers and to be awarded the Gold medal, we are absolutely delighted,” said William O’Callaghan, proprietor of Longueville, a family-run business, which uses traditional methods and only specialty cider apples of Dabinett and Michelin to produce cider Mór, which is a delicious, all-natural beverages free of sulphites, preservatives, colourings and chemicals. “A great credit is due to Joan from North Cork Leo Enterprise Board for their assistance throughout the last number of years.”