Cuddybridge was awarded for its clean, apple aroma, good colour and a well-balanced, refreshing flavour of the whole apple.
The Great Taste Awards are organised by the Guild of Fine Food and is the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink. It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize’.
Commenting on the award, Graham Stoddart who runs Cuddybridge Apple Juice said: “We’re really pleased to have been awarded two stars at the Great Taste Awards. It’s been an extremely busy year for us so far so it’s great to get this recognition for our hard work.”
10,000 products were entered into the awards overall and were painstakingly blind-tasted by over 400 judges. Only 31 per cent of entries were accredited.
Cuddybridge Apple Juice is hand produced in small batches by Graham Stoddart and his wife who jointly run the company. It is free from flavourings, colourings, stabilisers and has no added water.
The company produce Braeburn, Pink Lady and Granny Smith varieties in 330ml or 750ml bottles and an Apple and Sea Buckthorn juice in a 250ml bottle.
Cuddybridge Apple Juice began in 2007 and since then, has gone on to win numerous awards including the Foodservice and Retail Product (non-alcoholic drink) categories at the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards in 2012 and 2014 respectively. Cuddybridge Apple Juice also has approved supplier status from the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
• For more information on Cuddybridge Apple Juice visit http://www.cuddybridgeapplejuice.com.