Stone's Original Green Ginger Wine
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In a nutshell:
The classic rich, pungent and warming Ginger Wine.
Maybe best known as the all important component of a Whisky Mac Stone's Ginger Wine is made from a secret recipe including raisins and Australian ginger. With a rich golden brown colour and powerful pungent ginger aroma, the spicy character follows on the palate where its zing and zest are quite noticeable, moderated by a softening sweetness. Warms you on the inside from the tip of your tongue to the bottom of your toes.
Stones Ginger Wine
The origins of Stone's Original Ginger Wine, the UK's favourite ginger tipple, are well documented. The drink's roots date back to 1740 and the foundation of a company called The Finsbury Distilling Company in the City of London. The Finsbury Distilling Company, like many of their counterparts, needed to build a retail network to sell their wares. These included Joseph Stone, grocer of High Holborn. An extremely important customer of the distillers, his name was given to their Ginger Wine. Made then, as it still is today from the finest quality wine grapes and pure fresh ginger, Stone's Original Green Ginger Wine quickly became the flagship of the Finsbury Distilling Companys British wines division. At about this time, the Stone family's links with the Finsbury Distilling Company were strengthened when Joseph Stone's son John joined them as an apprentice. He quickly rose through the company to become one of the key salespeople for their British wines including his namesake Ginger Wine. Joseph Stone retired to Barnet where he died in 1896. He would, no doubt, be astonished to learn that over 110 years later, his name has become one of the best known in the drinks industry, not just in the UK, but all over the world.