‘Specially blended for Willoughby’s by Peter Symington, head winemaker at the Symington Family Port Companies, owners of Dow’s, Graham’s, Warre’s and other famous Port shipping houses. This is a “Reserve” quality Port, not of a single vintage but of a superior blend, aged for up to 5 years in wood as opposed to the 2 or 3 years usually allowed for Ruby. It is full bodied, sweet and luscious, reminiscent of the style known in the 19th century as “Blackstrap”.
Willoughby’s Rayoso Cream Sherry [to mature JW Lees Harvest Ale]
From Emilio Hidalgo in Jerez, this wine is drawn from their 8 year old Oloroso solera, and blended with PX and Moscatel to give the wine a rich, full bodied, sweet character without being cloying. Compared with the UK’s leading brand of Cream, Harvey’s Bristol Cream, Rayoso is darker, sweeter, fuller and deeper, with a long raisin finish.