Geoffrey’s love of cocktails dates back well before Fair Isle. Drawing influence, we present batch f, a cocktail inspired oak-aged ale with house-made bitters.
Designing around a cocktail concept with house-made bitters on hand, we went hunting for the perfect companion. Sampling barrels from light and soft ales to dark and rich, we landed on a Westland Distillery PX Sherry Cask filled with our Flemish-inspired ale. Garnet in color, this cask had notes of cherries, plums, caramel and vanilla followed by warming undertones from whiskey previously in the cask.
Blending this stock ale with complex bitters made from tart cherries, lemon peel, walnut leaf and rose petals among other ingredients, created a beer reminiscent of a classic Manhattan cocktail.
To commemorate this perfect marriage, we created a limited edition glassware, a modern tumbler with a fair isle knitting pattern. Available for purchase with your allotment.
Bottled June 2020 | ABV: 8.7%