1896 awarded gold medal. The old brewery. Awarded prize and silver medal-bottled ale 1930. Brewed at Samuel Smith's small, traditional British brewery with well water (the original well sunk in 1758 is still in use), best barley malt, roasted barley, yeast and hops to create a rich flavourful ale; deep chocolate in colour with a roasted barley nose and flavour that is a complexity of malt, hops and yeast. Fermented in stone Yorkshire squares. This distinctive type of ale was originally shipped to Imperial Russia; it was a favourite of Russian nobility. Having imparted their bitterness & aroma, hops are separated from the wort in the hop backs. Samuel Smith's brews at a small, traditional British brewery, the oldest brewery in Yorkshire. Sole US agents. Authentic beers. merchantduvin.com. 7.0% alc./vol. Sole agents: Merchant du Vin Corp, Tukwila, WA 98188. Product of England.