Product Type: Stones Wine
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Stones - Ginger Wine
Member Name: newby2
Stones - Ginger Wine
Advantages: classic drink
Disadvantages: not one to be drunk alone
==Stones Ginger Wine==
I have a rather well stocked drinks cabinet at the moment and I guess this is due to being pregnant and the lack of bring able to drink! Of course it has been pretty easy to ignore some o the spirits and bottles that are in the cabinet due to the fact that it has been summer and a lot of them I would think are more like winter drinks. Now though as the nights are getting colder it would be nice to settle down with a wee tipple but I guess I can last the few more weeks that I have of this pregnancy!
Stones Ginger Wine is something I bought in last Christmas for my mum as she does like to mix it with her whisky and this is how I started to like the drink myself. I am not sure if this is something everyone does because to be fair it is making up a rather potent drink as the Stones Ginger wine is a drink which is a 13.5% alcohol strength and of course mixing it with a 40% whisky is making up a rather pokey cocktail!
The Original Stones Green Ginger Wine (as there are a few different variety's although I have only ever bought this one) is not in fact green but merely the bottle. The drink inside is a lovely golden colour to match that of the whisky that it is being mixed with! Its been around ages since 1740 and is an English drink as it was first produced in London. The back of the bottle states that it uses traditional ingredients such as raisins and pure ground ginger.
The bottle does state it can be enjoyed all year round but then I guess they would try to encourage that as I am sure other people like myself would see it as a more wintry type of drink. This is mainly because the gingery taste of the drink is a rather warming flavour and obviously mixed with whisky is a rather "winter warmer" in my mind. As well I think it reminds me of Christmas as I always remember mum and dad drinking it around this time of the year.
The drink itself is a very smooth and rather tasty drink and although it can be drunk on its own I find the ginger flavour a little bit too overpowering to have a whole glass of the stuff without mixing it with anything else. The bottle also does say that if you log on to the Stone's website there are a ton of different types of cocktails that can be made using this Ginger Wine and also different food recipes.
All in all I must say that I do like the flavour of this gingery drink and although if drunk alone it doesn't have that kick which drinking a whisky gives you, when mixed up with another spirit it really does make a nice change and like I say perfect for these cold nights. I think a classic drink such as this is well deserving of a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation! Looking forward to giving birth and being able to have a small tipple!!!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Summary: a nice winter type drink