Welsh Drink of the Month – Gwynt y Ddraig: Gold Medal Cider (7.0%abv)

Time for cider to get its turn in the Welsh Drink of the Month spotlight.


Gwynt y Ddraig is Wales’ biggest cidermaker and is at the forefront of the revival in Welsh cidermaking.

They are based in Llantwit Fardre and got going in 2001. They use apples mainly from Welsh orchards supplementing them with imports from Herefordshire and Somerset.

Gold Medal won the CAMRA Champion Cider award back in 2004 and is a blend of ‘bittersweet varieties with some of the true sharp varieties of cider apple. The cider is oak conditioned and is a medium cider.

Well, what do you make of the cider, leave your comments here on the blog and/or …

Join in the live tweetasting on Thursday 15 August between 9-10pm using #drinkswales

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