J.W. Lees Harvest Ale in Willoughby's Rayoso Cream Sherry

Style: Matured in Cream Sherry Casks
J.W. Lees & Co. (Brewers), Middleton Junction, United Kingdom

J.W. Lees Harvest Ale matured in either Calvados, Sherry, Port or Lagavulin casks for 4 months

This fully fermented ale has been brewed by JW Lees as a celebration of the brewers' art. Harvest Ale can be enjoyed now or laid down like a fine wine for enjoyment to come.

Willoughby's Finest Reserve Port [to mature JW Lees Harvest Ale]
'Specially blended for Willoughby's by Peter Symington, head winemaker at the Symington Family Port Companies, owners of Dow's, Graham's, Warre's and other famous Port shipping houses. This is a "Reserve" quality Port, not of a single vintage but of a superior blend, aged for up to 5 years in wood as opposed to the 2 or 3 years usually allowed for Ruby. It is full bodied, sweet and luscious, reminiscent of the style known in the 19th century as "Blackstrap".

Willoughby's Rayoso Cream Sherry [to mature JW Lees Harvest Ale]
From Emilio Hidalgo in Jerez, this wine is drawn from their 8 year old Oloroso solera, and blended with PX and Moscatel to give the wine a rich, full bodied, sweet character without being cloying. Compared with the UK's leading brand of Cream, Harvey's Bristol Cream, Rayoso is darker, sweeter, fuller and deeper, with a long raisin finish.

J.W. Lees Harvest Ale in Willoughby's Rayoso Cream Sherry
Alc./Vol.: 11.5

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