(Tukwila, WA) – Merchant du Vin and Traquair House Brewery are proud to announce a beautiful new package for these exquisite and historical beers: broad-shouldered 500 ml (16.9 oz.) bottles, which will appear in the US in Spring 2012, as the older style 330 ml bottles sell through.
In 1566, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, visited Traquair House on the banks of Scotland’s Tweed River with her infant son James, who would later become King James I of England. During that visit, she drank good ale brewed at Traquair.
Descendants of the same family have lived at Traquair since 1491. Beer was brewed there from the earliest times until some time after 1800; in 1965 the 20th Laird of Traquair, Peter Maxwell Stuart – following his heart and his family heritage – brought the tiny brewery back to life, brewing traditional ales in a 1738 copper brew kettle and fermenting them in wooden vessels.
Traquair House Brewery is known today for excellent ales – traditional, historical, masterpieces of rich, full, engaging flavor: a taste of Scotland. Traquair House Ale shows a deep reddish-amber color and full, velvet-like body. The aroma offers a hint of rich oak; the flavor is opulently malty, complex, and deep but subtle. OG 1.070; IBU 26; ABV 7.2%.
Traquair Jacobite Ale, first brewed in 1995, is spiced with hops as well as another traditional seasoning: coriander. Deep brown; spice and leather aroma; full body; exotic, engaging character and finish. OG 1.075; IBU 23; ABV: 8.0%.