Swift Cider Brings Home The Gold At GLINTCAP!

Portland-based craft cidery wins medals for all three of their flagship ciders at the World’s largest cider competition.

Portland, Oregon: Swift Cider entered all three of their flagship ciders in this year’s Great Lakes International Cider and Perry competition (GLINTCAP). There was a record level of participation this year, making GLINTCAP the world’s largest cider competition with 1,003 ciders entered in 20 different categories. When all the score sheets came in, Swift walked away with unprecedented wins for all three of their flagships. Dank Hop and Marionberry won Gold medals in the Hopped/Herbal Cider and Fruit Cider categories. The Wholesome Apple won the Bronze medal in the New World – Modern category. While Oregon producers made a strong showing by earning 66 medals, Swift stood out as the only company to win gold in multiple categories.

On the company’s recent winning, Swift’s cider maker Mark St. Germain said, “It was a very proud moment when we heard they all won medals, including two golds. Next year we will be back with even more cider.” Founder and head cider maker Aidan Currie was “glad to hear that the judges can taste the the benefits of small-batch craftsmanship and Northwest-grown ingredients, and that they all prized the balanced sweetness Swift is known for.” As the company grows its seasonal and limited release offerings, they plan to enter more ciders in GLINTCAP 2017.