The Irish brewery Guinness, best known for its iconic stout, has released an “ultra-premium beer” called Guinness The 1759. The limited edition amber ale is first in the Guinness Signature Series that offers a range of limited edition luxury beers made from rare and highly sought after ingredients. It is brewed with both traditional beer malt and the same peated whisky malt used in the world’s finest Scotch and Irish whiskies.
The ultra-premium beer will be limited to 90,000 units. It is made with a 200-year-old recipe that uses the same Guinness yeast to brew the beer that has been used by the Irish brewery for more than 125 years. The amber ale has a rich butterscotch aroma with subtle hop notes of mellow, caramel flavor.
The beer derives its name from the year Arthur Guinness signed the 9,000-year-old lease at St. James’s Gate in Dublin so he could brew what would become one of the most coveted beer brands in the world.
The sleek bottle comes housed inside a black velvet lined gift box. Guinness The 1759 is available in a 25.4 oz. bottle (4 servings) with a suggested retail price of $34.99, in select bars, beer retailers and online at www.reservebar.com.
[Via – Pursuitist]