Guinness Produces Ultra-Premium Ale
Published on Oct 28 2014 9:41 AM in Drinks
Guinness is to launch a new limited-edition luxury beer named 1759 in honour of the year Arthur Guinness signed the 9,000-year-old lease at St. James’s Gate, Dublin.
The first of the company's Signature Series, 1759 should be had in a Champagne flute in order to enhance its taste and carbonation. Only 90,000 bottles of the 9-per-cent abv beer have been produced.
It is made with traditional beer malt and the same peated whisky malt used in the Scotish and Irish whiskies.
Doug Campbell, Guinness brand director, stated: “The United States is driving a beer renaissance that hasn’t been seen globally for decades. Today, the expectations of beer connoisseurs and enthusiasts are significantly higher.”
The ale itself is said to have a “rich butterscotch aroma with subtle hop notes. The mellow, caramel flavors combine with a subtle hop character and fruity sweetness from the strong ester profile.”
1759 will be available online at reservebar.com, and select beer retailers from late October 2014 with an RRP of $34.99.