SOUTH CASCO, ME – Blacksmiths Winery is excited to announce that Fatty Bampkins Maine Hard Cider won a Silver Medal in the 2012 Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition. Fatty Bampkins Dry was awarded a Bronze Medal as well.
Fatty Bampkins Ciders are produced with fresh pressed apple cider from Ricker Orchards, Turner, ME. There are no added flavorings, colors or sugar and the ciders are certified gluten free. The cider is styled after the ciders of England and Ireland, producing a dry, crisp style.
Stephen Linné, Blacksmiths’ Winemaker said: “This is only our second year of producing this cider commercially, so we are very happy to place this high in an international competition. I hope we can help to put Maine on the map for producing quality ciders.”
The cider is available on draft at many pubs as well as in 22 oz bottles in stores. Fatty Bampkins is currently distributed in Maine and Massachusetts and is available elsewhere through www.vinoshipper.com.
Blacksmiths Winery has been producing wine since 1999 and cider since 2006. Production has increased annually, and is currently the largest producer in the state based on overall volume.
The Tasting Room and Winery are at Route 302 and Quaker Ridge Road in South Casco. Visitors can sample the wines and tour the winery. Information is at www.blacksmithswinery.com and www.fattybampkins.com.