Knights Malvern Gold has been hailed as the World’s Best Non-Sparkling Cider by the expert judges of the World Cider Awards.


The World Cider Awards is an international competition that selects the very best in all the recognised styles of cider. Knights Malvern Gold had already been named the Best British (non-sparkling) cider in the first round of the awards this summer.


Knights Malvern Gold is a traditionally fermented, medium dry Herefordshire Cider crafted with 100% fresh apple juice from a blend of bittersweet apples including Yarlington Mill, Harry Master’s Jersey, Dabinett and Kingston Black.


Gordon Johncox, managing director at Aston Manor Cider, said: “We were thrilled when Knights Malvern Gold was named the best non-sparkling cider in the UK earlier in the year. To have the judges laud it as the World’s Best just a few months later is a testament to the skill, dedication and passion of our cider makers.

“After several years of investment in both our production facilities and product development, we are pleased to see how international recognition for our products is supporting the excellent reputation we feel is merited, given the quality of our operations and people.”

The World Cider Awards gave further accolades this summer to Friels First Press Vintage (sparkling medium) and Friels Hop Infused (flavoured hopped). Its mainstream brand Kingstone Press received a Silver medal in the sparkling medium category.

The medals for Aston Manor represent yet more success for its premium and mainstream ciders on the global stage, following a Gold, Silver and several Bronze awards from the International Cider Challenge and a Gold and Silver from the International Cider Awards earlier this year.