Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Here is some info about the casks it was aged in. 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".