The Seattle Cider Awards provide a wealth of promotional benefits, media assets, consumer awareness, talking points, press opportunities, professional acknowledgement, consumer credibility and celebration. Your artisan, craft, and commercial spirit or liqueur will be recognized for distinction in quality, flavor, complexity and authenticity.
The tasting panel will sniff, swirl, sip, taste, consider and review each cider for aroma, flavor, balance, typicity, correctness, character, complexity and finish. Scoring is reflected in the criteria via a modified 200 point scoring system with the top ciders earning Best of Class, Double Gold, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Grand Award of Excellence.
Award winning ciders must achieve professional consensus where they earn Best of Class, Double Gold, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Grand Award of Excellence in their respective price/style/variety categories. Each award-winning cidery will receive a beautiful high-quality foil embossed award certificate and the opportunity to use logos for promotion.