We have been named among the top food and drink producers globally this year, picking up a highly prized 2-star Great Taste award for our Old Magic mild.
14,195 products were put through the competition’s rigorous blind judging process; and Old Magic was dubbed a “real comfort beer” at the world’s most coveted food and drink awards. 4,088 products were awarded a Great Taste 1-star – ‘food and drink that delivers fantastic flavour’, 1,568 were awarded a Great Taste 2-star – ‘above and beyond delicious’, and 248 were awarded a Great Taste 3-star – ‘extraordinarily tasty food and drink’.
Described as “a mild ale has a deep chestnut colour. It is a very smooth, deceptive ale for 3.6% . The judges enjoyed its rounded palate and the subtle chocolate notes are pleasing.”, this Old Magic was a big hit with the Great Taste judges.
Made with wheat, barley, Welsh water and new world hops, the Old Magic was one of 5,904 products to receive a Great Taste award in 2023 (which is only 41.6% of the total products entered).
Recognised as a stamp of excellence and actively sought out by food lovers and retailers alike, Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, values taste above all else. All products in the line-up for judging are blind tasted: every product is removed from its packaging so it cannot be identified, before entering a robust, layered judging process.
This year, judging took place over 89 days in Dorset and London, with a panel of more than 500 judges putting the products to the test. The line-up saw food and drink products submitted from an extraordinary 109 different countries across the world.
Old Magic mild ale is available from our online shop and the following retail outlets; Bellis Farm Shop, Holt, the Plassey Stores, The corner shop Overton and other local farms shops.
The full list of this year’s winners and where to buy them can be found at www.greattasteawards.co.uk and a wide range of the award-winning products are available to buy in delis, farm shops and independent retailers across the country.