Mac Ivors Cider scoops THREE gold medals at industry awards
Irish craft cider Mac Ivors has won no less than three gold medals for its brews at the prestigious International Brewing and Cider Awards 2017
5 May 2017
Irish craft cider maker Mac Ivors Cider Co has collected three gold medals at the prestigious 2017 International Brewing and Cider Awards.
The event, which took place at London’s Guildhall, was attended by brewers and cider makers from Europe, Australia, the Far East and North and South America.
After three days of judging in Burton-upon-Trent, Mac Ivors, from Co. Armagh, was awarded for its Traditional Dry Cider, Medium Cider as well as the Plum and Ginger Cider which was launched last year.
Fifth-generation apple grower Greg MacNeice, of Mac Ivors Cider Co, said the brewery was keen to test its ciders in an international arena after winning “Overall Champion Cider” at the event two years ago. “These awards attract a diverse range of high quality ciders,” MacNeice said, “and are judged by professional cider makers who command huge respect so we are delighted to win three Gold medals at this year’s competition.”
The MacNeice family has been growing apples on its farm in Co. Armagh for more than 150 years, as the business was passed down from father to son.
More than 1,100 beers and ciders were assessed at the International Brewing and Cider Awards – an uplift of 15 per cent on the last competition, held in 2015.