>The Midweek: A Couple from Cairngorm

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A relative of mine recently brought me back a couple of gems from a touring trip to Scotland – Cairngorm’s Wildcat and Stag beers.

I’ve never tried Cairngorm’s stuff before, but based on this bottled sampling, it’ll be one brewery i’ll keep an eye out for. My favourite, Wildcat (5.1abv) was the tastiest; a clear, bright ruby beer that had a well-rounded, fruity malt taste with a long, bitter finish. The stronger of the two, Wildcat’s alcohol kick doesn’t come through until the end, resulting in a supremely drinkable and lively pint. Stag (4.1abv) was quieter in profile -darker in colour, with a much softer malt palate than its’ colourful cousin. Much more caramel comes through, and this means a longer, quaffable beer.

Both were very welcome at the end of a long day and I can certainly recommend Cairngorm’s wares. I understand their Trade Winds to be worth seeking out, also.

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Blog: https://goodfoodgoodbeer.wordpress.com/ I'm Leigh Linley; born and bred in Leeds, and writing about it since 2005. TGS exists solely to highlight the great beers that are out there; brewed with passion by Craft Brewers around the World. I also edit the 'Tavern Tales' section of Culture Vulture, which looks at Pubs and Pub Life rather than the beer in the glass. If you'd like to submit a piece for Tavern Tales, or contact me about any Freelance writing you think I would be suited to, then don't hesitate to contact me via email here.

Posted on 17/07/2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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