Crabbie's Original Green Ginger Wine

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alc./vol: 13.5%

Proof: 27°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

A brand of green ginger wine, created in the port of Leith, Scotland in 1801 by wine merchant, John Crabbie. As well as fresh root ginger, Crabbies is flavoured with lemon and orange zests, wild cowslips from Eastern Europe and Oriental cinnamon and cloves.

The Crabbies brand was bought in October 1993 by MacDonald & Muir Ltd, owners of the Glenmorangie malt whisky brand who were in turn acquired by Moet Hennessy in 2004. Both Crabbie’s ginger wine and Crabbies ginger beer are now produced by Halewood Vintners.

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Review and Tasting

Sampled on 07/07/2012


Clear golden with a green tinge.


Vermouth-like oxidised wine (sauvignon blanc/Riesling) with lime and candied ginger. Floral – carnations, chrysanthemums, with hints of green tomato and damp moss.


Spicy, lemon grass, black pepper, cloves and ginger.


Long fiery honeyed root ginger.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 5010494900262
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

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Produced by: John Crabbie & Co

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