We are proud to announce that Grey & Gold Cider has won a Gold Medal and Best-in-Class Award at the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry (GLINTCAP) Competition for our Spruce of the Bruce cider which finished first among 72 entries in the Spiced Cider category.
Spruce of the Bruce is a dry heritage cider aged with spruce tips foraged from trees grown on our farm and the surrounding Bruce Trail. Each spring, spruce trees produce bright green growth at their tips. These tips are loaded with a fragrant, tannic sap that infuses the cider with bright citrus and pine flavours and aroma. This is not a subtle cider with puckering acidity and a long gripping finish and full mouthfeel.
It was the second year in a row that Grey & Gold captured a Best-in-Class Award. Our Northern Gold cider finished tops in the Heritage Cider – Sweet category at GLINTCAP 2017. We are the only cider house in all of Canada to win Best-in-Class awards in back-to-back years.
Grey & Gold won a second Gold Medal at GLINTCAP 2018 for our flagship Heritage Dry cider. Our Heritage Dry was one of 15 ciders among 135 entries in the Heritage Cider – Dry category to receive a Gold Medal. That made us the only Ontario cidery to win more than one gold medal.
We also won a silver medal for our Modern Girl (Modern Cider – Dry) and two bronze medals.
GLINTCAP is the largest cider competition in the world with a total of 1,064 commercial entries in 2018 from more than 31 U.S. states, 6 Canadian provinces and 11 countries, including all of the traditional cider regions.