Some stunning new additions to the spirits shelves this week, check out these beauties!
‘TEELING SMALL BATCH’ Irish blended. 47%
“Our Flagship Irish whiskey and our attempt to create the most interesting Blended Irish whiskey. This small batch bottling consists of hand selected casks which are given further maturation in ex-rum barrels imparting extra character and smooth flavour unique to Irish whiskey. By bottling at 46% with no chill filtration completes an Irish whiskey of true character.
An inviting nose where vanilla and spice dances with bright sweet notes of Rum.
While being very approachable the influence of the rum cask and higher percentage alcohol creates a unique smooth, sweet, slightly woody marriage that sparkles on the tongue.
Slightly moorish, sweet spice finish complimented by woody undertones.”
‘TEELING SINGLE GRAIN’ 46%
“Single Grain – Recently Awarded World’s Best Grain at the World Whiskies Awards, 2014. This award-winning addition is one of only a handful of Single Grain Bottlings in the world.
It is fully matured in Californian red wine barrels resulting in an intensely fruity and beautifully amber liquid, with lush berry notes.
Hand selected casks, bottled at 46% with no chill filtration to ensure all the unique flavour is captured.
Spice and fruit notes mingle with an underlying sweet nose.
Strong spice at the start developing into lush red berries and grapes, with drying tannin effect at the end.
Dry finish dominated by wood and spice.
‘LAPHROAIG 10 YEAR OLD’ 40%
“The original Laphroaig, distilled the same way today as when Ian Hunter invented it over 75 years ago.
In making Laphroaig, malted barley is dried over a peat fire. The smoke from this peat, found only on Islay, gives Laphroaig its particularly rich flavour.
Those enjoying the 10 Year Old will first notice the bold, smoky taste, followed by a hint of seaweed and a surprising sweetness. This full-bodied variant is the foundation of all Laphroaig expressions and comes with a long finish.”
‘BENROMACH SPEYSIDE 10 YEARS OLD’ Singe Malt 43%
“Pour yourself a dram of Benromach – not too wee and not too big. Swirl the golden liquid around your glass and notice the AROMA WITHOUT WATER. In other words, take a sniff. Indeed, indulging in several little inhalations is the best way to pick up all the different notes… rich sherry with fruit & nut chocolate, delicate spice, green apples, malty biscuit and a touch of light peat smoke. Now sip your dram, roll the whisky around your mouth and enjoy the TASTE WITHOUT WATER… juicy raspberries and brambles, sherry, creamy malt and a light peat. Next, take in the AROMA WITH WATER… it’s a wee bit nutty with a touch of charred oak and malt, and there’s also some fancy pineapple and kiwi. Add a drop or two of water to release the full TASTE WITH WATER. Savour the succulent mouth coating and taste the toasted malt, delicate peat smoke and lingering sweet sherry… our gorgeous classic Benromach Speyside style of single malt whisky. What aromas and tastes do you sense?”
‘BLACKWELL FINE JAMAICAN RUM’ 40%
“If you’re looking for Rum, you’ve come to the right place. Rum full of sun, sea, sky and the deep, sensual joy of Jamaica. Rum to savour. Rum to share. Rum to make time fly. Rum to calm the spirit. Rum to make the best ideas flow . . . Rum as the best way to end the day.
Rum by Blackwell. A beautiful thing. Sip it on the rocks or use it as the genius part of a cocktail, and feel the stars in the sky above Jamaica light up over you wherever you are.
Colorful, rich, complex. It’s a way of sipping the history, the spirit, the stormy energy of the island, and of tasting the lively soul.
The Rum is Chris Blackwell’s personal way of introducing you to the authentic life force and character of the island he loves and knows inside out. The Blackwell family recipe is an original fusion of traditional ‘heavy pot’ dark rum with a distinct “Black Gold” style that creates the perfect, elegant blend of depth, character and smoothness guaranteed to bewitch connoisseurs, enthusiasts and Rum newcomers alike.”
“Glowing orange colour. A beautifully balanced beer where the malts really help amplify the hops juicy qualities. Layers of flavour: tropical fruit, citrus fruit, stinky cheese, caramel all working together. Bitter and sweet. Lush.”
LIGHT BULB 4.5% Verdant Brewing Co.
“As pale as a 100w light bulb but as juicy as an IPA. Sessionable, quenching and totally addictive. Biscuity malt base with a hint of sweetness and dry finish, all drenched in fruity/dank hops.”
“Another massive fruity APA from Verdant. Quickly becoming the forefront UK brewery for hopheads!”
A CALIFORNIA-STYLE IPA WITH A BELGIAN TWIST 6.9% Stone Brewing
“Stone Cali-Belgique IPA features a complex and surprising combination of flavors, but behind the fancy title is the simply delicious Stone IPA. The addition of a carefully selected strain of Belgian yeast adds banana and spice notes to the hoppy brightness of our flagship IPA. Think of it as an otherwise identical twin to Stone IPA that was raised in a Belgian culture. Literally.”
STONE RUINATION DOUBLE IPA 2.0 8.5% Stone Brewing
“Stone Ruination IPA was the first full-time brewed and bottled West Coast double IPA on the planet. As craft beer has evolved over the years, so too have techniques for maximizing hop flavors and aromas. For the second incarnation of our groundbreaking India pale ale, we employ dry hopping and hop bursting to squeeze every last drop of piney, citrusy, tropical essence from the hops that give this beer its incredible character. We’ve also updated the name to Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 to reflect the imperial-level intensity that’s evident in every sip. Join us in cheering this, the second stanza in our “Liquid Poem to the Glory of the Hop.”
STONE GO TO IPA 4.8% Stone Brewing
“Since Day One, we’ve been abundantly forthright and fully transparent about our lust for hops. It’s led us to craft many an IPA, most of them imperial—some intense for their time and all timeless in their intensity. For Stone Go To IPA, we embrace our hop obsession in a new way, funneling an abundance of lupulin-borne bitterness into a session IPA that delivers all the fruity, piney character of a much bigger IPA. To accomplish this, we employ hop bursting, a technique wherein an irrational amount of hops is added during the final phase of the brewing process to bring out extreme flavors and aromas while also imparting a burst of desirably pleasant bitterness. The result is an alpha-acid-rich beer that fans can enjoy more of without missing out on the assertive hop character you, like us, crave. So, sit back and go two with your new everyday go-to IPA and bask along with us in the glory of the almighty hop.”
WITNESS 5.8% Wild Beer Company
“Drink it fresh, or let it age and watch it change. Witness Wild Beer Company’s adventurous style first hand with this bretted Belgian pale ale inspired by the brewing style of Trappist Monasteries. Combining Bastonge yeast (from Orval) and Brettanomyces to condition the beer creates a hoppy fragrant and fresh brew that will age gracefully and grow more complex with time.”
MILK STOUT MILK SHAKE 5.7% Wiper & True
“Copious chocolate malts laced with vanilla to create a luxurious, milkshake-rich dark beer.”
CALI AMERICAN PALE ALE 5.6%
“Bigger than the beef between the Bloods and the Crips. We bring you a beer that’s hopped to sh*t. Reppin’ from the ‘Port to Rodeo Drive. Juicy and fresh, Cali has arrived.
West Side! Our American Pale Ale is inspired by the rough and ready of the West Coast. Things aren’t always sunshine and lolipops.
Forget Beverley Hills. If you want to see the real West Coast, you need to see the streets of Compton and Westmont.
Don’t let the juicy, tropical fruit flavours fool you. This is one big, bad motherlover of an APA. Come and join our gang, homes.”
FUBAR 4.4% Tiny Rebel Brewing
“Our flagship pale ale and a firm favourite. We use classic American hops to give an edge to this traditional British style, providing a bit of flavoursome relief from the boring brown stuff that’s filled Britain’s pint glasses for too long.
If you’re used to fizzy lagers or boring bitters, challenge your perceptions with this gateway beer, and open your eyes and your tastebuds to a world of quaffable, flavourful session ale with FUBAR. Wean yourself off of the nasty stuff with this dry, floral, spicy gateway beer.”
CWTCH WELSH RED ALE 4.6% Tiny Rebel Brewing
“Probably the best word ever. Cwtch (rhymes with butch) can mean either cuddle or cubbyhole. Grab a glass, relax and cwtch up with this untraditional Welsh red ale – a perfect blend of six caramelly malts and three citrussy American hops.
It isn’t your average bitter – the hops do more to this deep amber coloured beer than just provide bite. Any old hop can do that! We’ve selected some of the most aromatic and tangy hops from the other side of the pond to give this red a fresh hit that complements the caramel flavours of the malts that gives this beer its colour. Drinkability and balance makes this beer.
We love a good Cwtch, and we’re not the only ones… ”
ONE INCH PUNCH 3.9% Tiny Rebel Brewing
“Bruce Lee would be proud. It might not seem big but boy does it carry a hit!
At 3.9%, you might not think it’s going to pack a punch, but this little devil is packed full of American hops to smack you in the face with flavour. Mosaic provides a big whack of tropical notes to make this one of the tastiest session beers there is.”
IMPERIAL STOUT 10.5% Dark Star Brewing
“A full-bodied and rich Imperial Stout brewed with roasted barley and target hops before being matured to create a complex black beer. Available year round…until it gets drunk. ”
SINGLE-WIDE I.P.A. 5.7% Boulevard Brewing
“Boulevard Single-Wide I.P.A. is our take on a style that originated in 18th century Great Britain. This American version—inspired by our Smokestack Series Double-Wide I.P.A.—boasts a heady combination of six varieties of hops, some of which were employed for dry-hopping.”
On the back of our successful Christmas Corporate Tastings, we have decided to offer these experiences all year round.
Our sessions are for groups of 10-20 people, and are a great way for you to treat your amazing team, or to celebrate a Birthday in style.
Let us take you on a journey of wonder through the fantastic world of craft beer.
Keep your eyes peeled for more details…
Momma didn’t raise no quitter! Don’t go dry for January, support the Beer community, with #Tryanuary
Make it your mission to seek out new beers, bars & bottle shops, and share your discoveries with others throughout January. Tag your posts, pics and tweets #Tryanuary for everyone to see. Help spread the word for small businesses in beer, support and promote them to enrich our beer community!
We hope to see you for our Brewery takeover by those cheeky scamps at Guilty Pleasures, Totnes. The whole building, including The Barrel House Ballroom, will be pumping tomorrow night with three DJ’s, two dance floors, a Cocktail Bar & even a Happy Hour! Dress Black & Gold!
59a Castle Street