My partner Tim put me on to this Duchy Originals Organic Old Ruby Ale today while we were at lunch. His palette and mine tend to be pretty much in sync so I picked up a couple bottles at the LCBO on the way home from work.
The beer is great. It has the perfect amount of hops to temper the sweetness of the ale, and comes in a hearty 500ml bottle. It’s very smooth and rich. I quite like it a lot.
But what’s really surprising, when I delved deeper into finding out about the product is that Duchy Originals is an entire lines of food and household products from Whales that specializes in organic, sustainable products. What’s more, it was created by Prince Charles and is one of his charities.
It’s gives me a new found respect for the man that he would have the fore site to question where our food comes from decades ago and to take measures to offer an alternative.
Definitely try this one.