Discover the Lord Nithsdale Vintage Ale by Traquair House Brewery. This limited edition strong ale has been made in one of the oldest remaining Scottish breweries. This dark ruby vintage ale with an ABV of 8.5%, resembles the first ales brewed by the Laird in the 1960s. Tasting notes of dark fruits, liquorice, caramel, and vanilla, and also a lingering warm and alcoholic aftertaste. The Lord Nithsdale Vintage Ale pairs well with beef, venison and also strong cheese. A great gift for any beer lover.
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Traquair House Brewery lies in the wing of Traquair house directly underneath the Chapel. It dates back to the early 1700’s and was also originally a domestic brewery serving the house and the estate. It was disused in the early 1800’s but never dismantled and it gradually filled with the family junk until it was completely forgotten.
Peter Maxwell Stuart rediscovered the brewery in the early 1960’s and also began brewing again as an experiment in 1965 using all the original equipment and fermenting the ales in the original oak tuns, some of which were over 200 years old. Footage has recently come to light showing the 20th Laird brewing with his daughter (the present 21st Lady of Traquair).