Behold! The mighty Greeks, triumphant in battle, yet defeated in war. Noble Cyrus lies wrapped in funeral shroud, and his army, now leaderless, retreats through enemy Persia. The hoplites trudge through biting snow with the Persians in close pursuit. Each day, more vital provisions are lost, and each night, the treacherous villains feast on the spoils.
Despair not, brave sons of Athens, and bear witness! Great Cheirisophus, General of the Spartans and favored of the gods, returns with his scouts and news of Welcome Respite. The Spartan has secured shelter with thick walls, friendly roofs and mugs brimming with restorative barley wine. The strong drink lifts spirits, and fortifies all with strength to finish the grueling journey.
Our “Welcome Respite” Barley Wine stands on the shoulders of millennia of human history. This potent single malt barley wine is aged in Stafford Reserve barrels for 8 months to cultivate a warming undercurrent of bourbon and oak. The brew is rich and earthy with hints of baked apple, vanilla and cinnamon. This veritable nectar of the gods that will fortify any weary warrior with the strength of a hero.