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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.

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


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.

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.


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.



Beer Spotlight – Traquair House Jacobite

Brewer Traquair House
TRAQUAIR Jacobite Ale
ABV 8% (Bottled)
Brewed to celebrate the anniversary of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion the ale proved to be so popular it has become a permanent addition to the range. Based on an eighteenth century recipe the ale is spiced with coriander which gives a remarkably fresh aftertaste.


Ratebeer Overall rating: 99
Beer Advocate: Current ranking 20th best beer in UK
Top 50 World Beers – International Beer Competition 2006 and 2007
What The Experts Say: “A rich warm biscuity aroma balanced by hops and a herbal note from the coriander. A bittersweet finish with hints of chocolate, winey fruit and coriander” Roger Protz The Guardian