Meet the brewers

Over the past year we have had great fun expanding our range of traditional and local English ales and last Thursday, Martin, the Brewer of the Canterbury Ales and Jon Mills from the Foundry Pub, two great beer makers from the area were in the store with samples and plenty of chit chat for the budding beer enthusiast.
Missed it? We’ll be having another session in January – just watch this space for details…
We now hold an On License for the premises so any evening please feel free to pop in for a pint of great local beer!

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2000 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

Just arrived is this classic red Châteauneuf-du-Pape, very fine and elegant. It has a beautiful colour, an earthy nose, but one of freshness, lively and promising. At the same time, it is suave and rich on the finish. The tannins are supple and ripe with no dryness. With its structure and complexity,  this red wine will go well with game, lamb or risotto with wild mushrooms cooked in a red wine sauce.

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The Cuban Cigar experience

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Cigars need to be grown in humid and warm regions, such as the Caribbean. Traditionally Cuba is the premier centre of cigar manufacture and the Cuban cigar is the benchmark against which to judge all others.  All Cuban cigars are called ‘Puros’ meaning pure as they are made purely of tobaccos from the country where the cigars were rolled.

Le Mouton Rouge stocks  a wide range of Cuban cigar brands: Partagas, Monte Cristo, Romeo y Julieta, Partagas  among others – each cigar is a small luxury.

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Glendronach 12 year old malt

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This is one of Mouton Rouge’s rare and wonderful whiskies: it is the youngest of a trio of Glendronach malts – it is matured in a combination of Spanish Pedro Ximinez and Oloroso Sherry casks and offers a sweet nose of Christmas cake fresh from the oven. Smooth on the palate, with sherry, soft oak, fruit, almonds and spices. The finish is comparatively dry and nutty, ending with bitter chocolate