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  1. As the Scottish Export beer has now been withdrawn from the Samson beer kit range, we have taken on the Brewmaker Scottish Heavy kit to replace it. While writing up the description for the website, we noticed that it had 80/- on the label. We have seen this before in the recipe for Caledonian 80/- that is in Graham Wheeler's book and knew that it had something to do with an ancient tax system, but seeing it again to day encouraged us to look it up to see exacly what it was.

  2. With so many Bank Holidays coming up in the next few weeks, we have decided to close for Easter and remain open on most of the others. Sam and I are taking the girls to York to visit the Jorvik Centre, the Minster and the National Railway Museum and then on to Leeds to visit the National Mining Museum near Wakefield. We will be closed from Friday 22nd April until Tuesday 26th April.

  3. Many of you will be aware of the Still Spirit range of Air Stills, Yeasts and Top Shelf Spirit and Liqueur Essences that are used to produce quality spirits at home. We are please to announce that we are currently in discussions with Richard from their UK distribution arm and hope to be stocking much of their range in the near future.