Menabrea 1846 is a premium strength lager beer at 4.8%ABV. Addititve free, it is the only Italian lager still brewed using a completely natural 'slow fermentation' process, that makes use of spring water from the Alps and ingredients from the Czech Republic, Germany and France. Unlike mass produced beer, no water is later added to standardise the alcohol content. The results are a testament to eight generations of brewing expertise by the Menabrea family - a full bodied beer with a light colour and optimum flavour. Awards. Menabrea 1846 has won numerous international awards, the first being the Gold medal Award at the London International Exhibition in 1925, and the most recent being the top prize for two years running at the Chicago International Beer Championships (1997 & 1998), beating such renowned products as Grolsh Premium, Kirin and Heineken. 'Pale yellow appearance. Moderately light bodied. Mild bitterness. Subtly hopped. Reminescent of grains, dried herbs, citrus zest. Crisp, grainy palate with lively carbonation. Refreshing, this needs a good chill. Dry style with good flavour'. (winning entry description)
whisky is the Gaelic name for the Sound of Islay, which separates the island from Jura in one of the most remote and beautiful parts of Scotland`s West Coast. The distillery is situated on the shores of the Sound, a spot originally chosen in 1846 partly because of the clean water from Loch Nam Ban, which still provides its main supply. This is a classic Islay Malt with layers of peat smoke interplaying with a fine citrus character. Caol Ila whisky is more delicate than others from the island and offers the connoisseur a true point of difference. By law we cannot sell this product to anyone under 18 years old.Spirits & Beer
Made by brewing a blend of gingers; a hot ginger from Nigeria and the very rare fresh green ginger from Ecuador, Fever Tree have created a ginger beer which has a noticeably more prominent ginger character and is less sweet than its competitors. Because they have packed it full of natural ginger you should instantly be able to smell the ginger aromas. The ginger flavour will predominate as you taste it, and like all good ginger beers, the ginger will linger at the back of your palate. In the words of Olly Smith, one of the UK's top drinks writers. 'Finally a drink that gets right up my nose - in a good way! It's all I've ever wanted! It doesn't mumble, it sings! The taste has a perfect spicy kick with a long aftertaste - very tingly and a palate revitaliser - not too sweet and all about the flame root.'
Adnams Broadside commemorates the fierce battle of Sole Bay fought against the Dutch Republic in 1672 off the Southwold coast, just across the green from our brewery. The fullness of the beer makes it a good accompaniment for stews and steak or kidney and ale pies. All sausage dishes complement Broadside well. A mature cheese ploughmans or cheeseboard of hard English cheeses are a perfect match for bottled Broadside.