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Scottish Beer Spotlight Innis and Gunn Rum Cask

Brewer – Innis and Gunn
6.8% ABV
The Rum Aged is matured over oak heartwood infused with specially selected rums, its spicy, full-bodied qualities make it a lively sparring partner for a round or two.

Like its Original elder brother, Rum Aged also won a prestigious Grand Gold at the Monde Selection Awards in 2012, having previously secured gold medals over three consecutive years.

TASTING NOTES
Color: Ruby red
Smell: Lots of fruit and mulled spice
Taste: Surprisingly light. Soft fruits and rich malt with aromatic spiciness from the rum.
Finish: Warming and mellow

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Beer Spotlight – Innis and Gunn Original

Brewer – Innis and Gunn
This is their firstborn brew, whose accidental discovery started the story in 2003. Its originality also lies in its singular taste – notes of biscuity malt and vanilla swirling within a creamy, mellow character.

A pioneering beer, its flavour finds favour with brewing juries, blind tasting panels and barflies alike

ABV – 6.6%

Color: Golden honey
Smell: Caramel and rich roasted malts
Taste: Incredibly smooth with a delicious toffee character and a light hop fruitiness
Finish: Creamy and warming

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Beer Spotlight – Traquair House Ale

Brewer – Traquair House
Dating back to 1107, Traquair was originally a hunting lodge for the kings and queens of Scotland. Later a refuge for Catholic priests in times of terror the Stuarts of Traquair supported Mary Queen of Scots and the Jacobite cause without counting the cost.

TRAQUAIR House Ale
ABV 7.2% (Bottled)
The original ale first brewed in 1965 and now sold all over the world. Perhaps the most distinctive Scottish ale on the market and with its rich dark oakiness, this is a serious winter ale.

Awards

Ratebeer Overall rating: 97
Beer Advocate: World Class Beer
Top 50 World Beers – International Beer Competition 2006 and 2007
What The Experts Say: “Serious alcohol and fruity malt on the nose and delicous plum pie and vanilla flavours with a little oak and amontillado sherry character” Andrea Gillies World Guide to Beer.

http://www.traquair.co.uk/

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