Recently launched Tipperary cider maker, Longways has won one gold and one silver medal at the British Bottlers’ Institute Awards 2015.
Its Longways Tipperary Cider was awarded with a gold medal in the ‘Ciders, abv 4.0% - 5.4%’ category, while the brand’s Elderflower Frizzante took silver in the ‘Ciders/Perry, non-Apple of Flavoured’ section of the competition.
Longways founder, James O’Donoghue welcomed the recognition, saying, “Ireland’s already well known around the world for our stouts, whiskeys and cream liquors.
“We have a thriving artisan food sector and I think it’s only natural that we will see small Irish craft cider and beer products appearing in bars, restaurants and retail outlets all over the world.”
While the cider brand is relatively new, the O’Donoghue family has been growing apples for many years at their Tipperary Orchard. Dovehill Apple Juice, produced at the orchard, won both a gold medal and Best in Farmers’ Market in Tipperary at last year’s Blas Na hÉireann Awards.
Longways Frizzante has also been shortlisted for the Irish Quality Food Awards 2015.
© 2015 - Checkout Magazine by Jenny Whelan.