We are so excited to announce that we have won a BRONZE award in the World Beer Awards held in London in August 2015 for the United Kingdom in the Imperial Stout & Porter category.
The story of our Russian Imperial Porter and our Imperial Russian Porter all started after a trip to the distilleries of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland. We already produced the IRP 10.5% – a Baltic Porter style beer, who’s origins were steeped in ales shipped to Russia during the 18th & 19th centuries. This is a Vintage Brew, extra rich, dry, liquorice flavour and wonderfully mellow, very dark, gentle roasted and with a warming velvet finish. But we gave it a twist, storing it in the barrels of our favourite distillery of Islay, Bruichladdich!!!
This superior porter became like no other, and became Russian Imperial Porter- R.I.P 13%!!! It took 4 months of storage in which the process gave the brew extra flavours, including peated whisky and the influence of the wood cask and all the flavours therein! All the ingredients are sourced in Britian, the brewery called it R.I.P, I wonder why!