Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Blackwater's October Taster Box. Little Rascals Session. Blacks Beer Winner. Hugh Johnson's Top 10. Wines Direct in Grenache Groove. Cheers #22

Blackwater's October Taster Box. Little Rascals Session. Blacks Beer Winner. Hugh Johnson's Top 10. Wines Direct in Grenache Groove. 

And more on wine, beer and spirits in Cheers #22

October's Blackwater Tasters Box revealed

Back in August we launched Ireland's first craft distillery subscription club and were overwhelmed by the response. Since then we’ve been busy in the orchards and fruit gardens of the south-east working on two new unique spirits for the October Blackwater Tasters Club box, and we can now reveal the contents: a Windfall Apple Spiced Gin and a luscious Wexford Blackcurrant Cassis.

Join the club here 

Happy Days With Little Rascals

Picked up a can of this session pale ale in the local Supervalu the other day. Very impressive - terrific balance. Well worth looking out for!

They say: "Happy days is our 4.1% session pale ale. A mouth watering hop combination of Vic Secret, Citra, Cascade, Mosaic and Hull Melon ensures this beer gets the VIP treatment. Expect fresh mango, passion fruit, orange, melon and much more. A delicate caramel malt backbone perfectly balances this juicy pale ale. It is the perfect session beer …HAPPY DAYS!"

Blacks Feature In World Beer Awards


"An amazing week for awards here at Blacks as we won the Worlds best Session IPA and Worlds best Speciality IPA for two of our newest beers, Ace of Haze IPA and 2020 Vision Triple IPA. An amazing achievement from all the team here, the Ace of Haze is going to make it into the core beer range and we have another batch in the fermenter which will be canned  very soon."

Pot still whiskey production is also in full swing! We have got the brewhouse up to near full speed and managed to run 3 brews of pot still wash on Monday this is a major step in the right direction and a new weekly production record of 12 brews this week! which we should smash again next week!

Check out all the news from the busy Kinsale producers on their new website here


TO TRY IN 2021

Over 12 million copies of Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Guide have been sold since its first publication 44 years ago. His seminal World Atlas of Wine is also on its 8th edition.

Here ..he.. goes into some detail about which are the top 10 wines we should be trying in 2021. Click here.

Wines Direct Loving Their Groovy Grenache
This weekend Grenache Day was celebrated, so we decided to extend the festivities and create a case around our love for this unique varietal. Grenache is responsible for some of the most delicious and expensive wine in the world. This case is well thought out to showcase Grenache at its finest. You will go on a Grenache adventure from France to Spain and back again. You will enjoy customer favourites of noteworthy bottles and at a most incredible value. More details here.

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