The Society’s beer and cider range seems to be steadily shrinking. I am wondering if this is temporary and because of Covid, or if there is something else?
As much as I love my beer as well as my wine it never really had much appeal to me. I bought some of the collaboration beers but otherwise the beers on offer were fairly standard.
For the society it was a bit of a rock and a hard place situation. Without sounding like a craft beer hipster, the beers I would have bought and find interesting would have been a bit radical for people starting out and getting involved.
Agreed. I drink far more wine than beer but if I do it’s something craft (usually a sour).
You think thats a problem? the range of TWS Whisky is now down to just 4 own brand. Recently TWS have discontinued the 16 y/o blend after over 100 years! But hey… you can buy a whisky jigsaw, so not all bad.
Aaaaah, sorry. They were all such a good price on bin end that I scooped them all up to flog on the secondary market.
Has there been an explanation for this? I think I know what it’s likely to be, but it would be good to have it confirmed.
Regarding beer, apart from the well rated Danish alcohol free one, I probably wouldn’t bother from TWS. I tend to buy the odd IPA or similar at 4% or under from supermarket when I want a beer at home. Which is of course the only beer we’re getting right now…
Wasn’t one of the buyers asked this question recently? I seem to remember something about how hard it is to get aged barrels now to create your own blend and all/most of the distilleries are keeping them to do their own bottlings that make them more money.
Which is the answer I expect…didn’t know it had already been answered if that’s the case! I thought it would last a bit longer than this, but clearly not…
Well I may be totally wrong and just imagining that answer, as being the one I’d expect as well, but I can’t find it with a search!
I think we are both right even if it hasn’t been officially communicated…not sure it was on here, maybe in another communication?
It might be on this old thread?
Haven’t checked, though