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Taking its name from the 11 parishes of Barbados, 10 of which are named after Saints, the 10 Saints Brewery was conceived in 2009 with the aim of combining the rum heritage of Barbados with a brilliant, refreshing lager. A Professor of Brewing at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, and 10 Saints Master Brewer, Ian Herok, has spent years of product development and research into the oak ageing of beer to create this unique, premium lager from Barbados. The production of 10 Saints is a slow and complex one, with the gradual infusion of flavours from wood to beer, a delicate process which creates 10 Saint's deep flavour and unique character. The barrels used in this process were originally used to age bourbon in Kentucky, before being shipped to Barbados for ageing rum. This small batch craft lager uses two varieties of hop, namely Galena, a bittering hop used extensively in the USA, and Styrian Goldings (ex Slovenia), which provides enhanced bitter properties and a mild hop background aroma. During the production process water is filtered through coral, before undergoing some reverse osmosis and the inclusion of a highly flocculent bottom fermenting yeast. The following oak ageing in rum casks results in a full flavoured, golden premium beer with distinctive but rounded notes of rum, malt, vanilla, tropical spice and toasted oak.
Registered Distillery No. 209 was established in St. Helena, California in 1882. It was the 209th Distillery permitted in the United States, hence their name. It was recreated in 2005 with a new product on the piers of San Francisco. The all natural botanicals are sourced from around the world by our English purveyor, Joseph Flack & Company, coincidentally also established in 1882. They go to significant lengths selecting botanicals that reflect their quest for quality to achieve the smoothness and unique taste of this beautifully crafted product - a new 'standard' in gin. The notes of juniper (Tuscany), the warmth of coriander (Romania), the lemony undertones of cardamom (Guatemala), the cinnamon aromas of cassia (Indonesia), and bergamot orange (Calabria) provide the delightful citrus elements within the structure of this complex gin. These are but a few of the natural botanicals that go into crafting No. 209 Gin. 209's natural botanicals sourced from four continents creating the best gin in the world. The botanicals maturate in the alambic pot-still overnight. The slow soaking eases the natural flavourings from the botanicals so the gin is bright - never bitter. Each distillation takes 11 hours, not including the maturation process. No. 209 Gin is five times distilled with exacting care given to separating the heads and tails from the heart of the distillation. Only the heart isused. Each batch is handcrafted using the 'Single Shot' method, which is quite different from the continuously distilled gins on the market today. Indeed a 'New Standard' in gin, the finest gin in the world. No. 209 Gin. The Botanicals: Angelica: Abundant in Iceland, Angelica's flavour is delicate and sweet; reminiscent of celery. Bergamot: Indigenous and grown mainly in Italy, Bergamot peel is used for its ability to combine with an array of scents to form a bouquet of aromas which complement each other. Cassia: Cassia is an evergreen tree and a close relative to cinnamon. It is used primarily for its bark and the buds are used as a spice. Cassia can be found growing wild in Indonesia. Juniper Berries: The flavour profile of juniper berries is described as 'green-fresh' with citrus notes. They select their berries from the finest junipers in Italy. Coriander: Coriander has a mild, distinctive taste similar to a blend of lemon and sage. 209 select their Coriander from Romania.
The proven existence of Pisco can be traced back to 1871, and its original Appellation of Origin was reserved and approved by law in 1931. Pisco ABA is produced in the heart of the Elqui Valley, a long narrow oasis that winds its way through the Andes. A boutique type of distillate made by the Aguirre family. Produced with double distillation in copper pot stills. You can drink Pisco ABA in a delicious Pisco Sour (Chileans' favourite cocktail), or mixed with Schweppes, Tonic Water or Ginger Ale (called chuflay in Chile), or simply neat on the rocks. Awarded: Gold Medal - VinItaly 2002; Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2002 (London); Double Gold Medal - The San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2004.
The Aberfeldy Single Malt Whisky lies at the heart of the Dewar's blends. At 12 years old this is a golden whisky, with an incense-like, heathery honey nose, and a syrupy palate that lingers like a liqueur. Full, golden yellow. Almost incense-like, heather honey with a fruity softness, notes of pineapple, toast and cereal. Syrupy, lingering on the tongue like a liqueur. Full bodied. Full flavour, the perfume characteristics become more spicy, with a bitter hint of Seville oranges in a decidedly dry finish.
An interesting, reddish, dark full-bodied special lager with a fresh, outstanding aroma. soft, light to the palate, smooth - adapted to educated Mediterranean tastes. A touch of caramel with a trace of licorice. Best served chilled. Negra is also 100% natural.
A super premium natural, additive-free, artisanal beer with an unique personality delivered in an unique bottle. Full-bodied, extra smooth with a rich, highly agreeable taste for the demanding yet discerning palate, suitable for any occasion. Probably Spain's finest and the benchmark in our sophisticated brewing industry.
First introduced in 1975, Liberty Ale is brewed with a top-fermenting ale yeast, responsible for many of the subtle flavours and characteristics. Dry-hopping imparts a unique aroma to the ale. Liberty Ale is brewed strictly according to traditional brewing methods, and, like all Anchor Brewing Company products, uses only natural ingredients - water, malted barley, fresh whole hops and yeast. A special top-fermenting ale yeast is used during fermentation and is responsible for many of Liberty Ale's subtle flavours and characteristics. Carbonation is produced by an entirely natural process called bunging, which produces champagne-like bubbles. Dry-hopping (adding fresh hops to the brew during aging), imparts a unique aroma to the ale. It is a process rarely used in the USA today.
Old Foghorn Barleywine Style Ale is brewed strictly according to traditional brewing methods, using only natural ingredients- water, malted barley, fresh whole hops, and yeast. Old Foghorn is based on traditional English barley wines. Perfect for sipping after dinner, Old Foghorn is highly hopped, using only Cascade hops. It is fermented with a true top-fermenting ale yeast. Carbonation is produced by an entirely natural process called bunging, which produces champagne-like bubbles. Their barleywine ale is dry-hopped with additional Cascade hops while it ages in the cellars. Anchor have been producing small batches of Old Foghorn since 1975. Today, it is available both on draught and in twelve-ounce bottles. The high original gravity and full flavour of this ale make it a unique product, perfect for sipping after dinner.
'The classic of American brewing tradition since 1896, Anchor Steam has a bronze colour with a thick creamy head. The palate is full and malty with a beautiful bitter hop aroma - a unique beer universally recognised as a world classic that traces back to the Gold Rush era. San Francisco's famous Anchor Steam, the classic of American brewing tradition since 1896, is virtually handmade, with an exceptional respect for the ancient art of brewing. The deep amber colour, thick creamy head, and rich flavour all testify to Anchor's traditional brewing methods. Anchor Steam is unique, for their brewing process has evolved over many decades and is like no other in the world. A San Francisco original since 1896 Anchor Steam derives its unusual name from the 19th century when steam seems to have been a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast of America under primitive conditions and without ice. The brewing methods of those days are a mystery and, although there are many theories, no one can say with certainty why the word steam came to be associated with beer. For many decades Anchor alone has used this quaint name for its unique beer. In modern times, Steam has become a trademark of Anchor Brewing.
Why not try Japan's favourite dark beer? Brewed in Osaka, Asahi Black is made from three different roasted malts. This gives it a rich, nutty flavour and makes it incredibly smooth-drinking. Unlike other, more bitter dark beers and stouts, it's brewed in a process called bottom fermentation, which gives it a subtle, sweet edge and smooth 5% abv. All of which makes for a truly warming experience.