At a time when specialist cideries are starting to dominate this competition, it speaks volumes that Good George – better-known for their award-winning beers – makes top of the range ciders year-in, year-out. They are particularly adept at fruit-flavoured ciders and this is no exception. This looks elegant in the glass and is bursting with passionfruit aroma. The mouthfeel is full up front with a crisp finish and on the flavour front, the passionfruit is perfectly integrated with the cider. The judges loved the tightrope walk of flavour. “Great harmony between cider and passionfruit. Lovely.”
Seamless mix of passionfruit and apple tannins means this goes with anything from smoked salmon to trifle. The sweet apple notes work perfectly with pulled pork sliders and coleslaw.