At SISGA, International Hall of Gala Ciders 2016, in Asturias, Spain, Brännland Cider Pernilla Perle won best semi-sweet cider while Brännland Iscider Barrique 2013 took home the award of best ice cider.
The competition, arranged annually by Spanish magazine La Sidra and the Asturias XXI foundation, is judged collectively by the producers present.
Andreas Sundgren Graniti, Brännland Cider
– To win at SISGA means a lot because the judging is done by the other producers present. With our ice cider we felt confident that we had a chance at one of the awards but the win for Pernilla Perle is a pleasant surprise. Not only because it’s a cider close to our hearts but also because it represents a new style of cider in Sweden and in Europe.
Brännland Iscider Barrique 2013 is Brännland Ciders first barrel aged vintage and sold out quickly after release. Brännland Iscider Barrique 2014 will be released in mid-October.
Pernilla Perle is a semi sweet cider that originally was a wedding gift from Andreas Sundgren Graniti to his wife. The first batch released in 2015 initiated a market response that prompted production of a larger batch in 2016.
Brännland Cider also won the category for best ice cider in 2015.