Spirit of Broadside

Rated 4.6 out of 5
Based on 9 reviews
£34.99
  • Other Spirits
  • 43%
  • 70cl
  • Suitable for Vegans

Born of beer and aged in oak, Spirit of Broadside is an eau-de-vie-de-biere and quite a rarity. As well as being a moreish, after-dinner digestif, Spirit of Broadside is also a bit of a talking point. An intriguing alternative for the wh... Read more

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Country
United Kingdom
Hops
First Gold
Malts
Pale Ale Malt, Chocolate Malt
Rich and  complex

Rich and complex

Normally made from fermented fruit, eau-de-vies are quickly distilled to retain all that lovely flavour. Spirit of Broadside is produced in a similar way. It is the direct distillation of fermented beer that would normally be destined for the bottle. Broadside's strength of character was ideally suited to the process and its flavours burst through in this very different expression of our beloved strong ale. As it begins life as a fully formed beer, it retains some of its characteristics - namely caramelised malt and hints of hoppy astringency.
Rich and  complex

Description

Born of beer and aged in oak, Spirit of Broadside is an eau-de-vie-de-biere and quite a rarity. As well as being a moreish, after-dinner digestif, Spirit of Broadside is also a bit of a talking point. An intriguing alternative for the whisky connoisseur or inevitable eyebrow-raiser for the intrepid beer fan. Broadside beer is sent through our distillery and the resulting spirit is matured in oak barrels. This creates a complex spirit with rich fruitcake flavours with the beer's hoppy astringency on the finish.

How does it taste

Strong, original Broadside beer is sent through our distillery but retains its flavours of caramelised malt and hints of hoppy astringency. Maturation in oak barrels adds a woody sweetness and warming spicy notes of nutmeg and cinnamon. Its sorbet-like hoppiness cleans your palate, before some lingering vanilla sweetness and a black pepper finish.

ALLERGEN AND DIETARY

This product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Nutritional information (per 100ml)
Energy (KJ / kcal) 1017 / 243
average rating 4.6 out of 5
Based on 9 reviews
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9 Reviews
Reviewed by KIM H.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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ADNAMS ~ SPIRIT OF BROADSIDE

Perfect ~ husband loved his gift

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Reviewed by Mark P.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Smooth spirit to drink neat

Somewhere between a malt whisky and a rum lies Spirit of Broadside. Slightly sweet, very smooth and nicely warming. My thoughts are, drink neat and avoid ice. With this and their Triple Malt Whisky, you could be in danger of falling off the wagon!

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Reviewed by Mark S., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Wonderful surprise

Its not whisky that's for sure but it really is special, I love the lingering hop flavours. Intriguing experiment that really works. I have always wondered what would happen if a whisky distillery distilled beer rather than grain mash now I know and I like the result.

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Reviewed by Thomas M., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Heart Warming

Definitely the nip you need when coming in from the cold.Starting with its ancestral beer flavour developing into the warmer whiskey tones which refresh the pallet.

This is my first taste of Spirit of Broadside but I will be calling again.

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Reviewed by Andre L., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Broadside spirit

I have got to admit I am normally a cognac drinker. This intrigued me as I love broadside beer. This will now be a regular in my home, a beautiful drink.

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