Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap
Product of: United Kingdom
The recipe used to make Stones is said to date from 1740 while the brand name dates from the mid-nineteenth century, when the wine was sold by Joseph Stone, a London grocer. Stone asked the Finsbury Distilling Company to make a ginger wine under his name. Read more
Sampled on 07/07/2012
Clear golden with a hint of apricot orange.
Vermouth-like oxidised wine with subtle candied ginger.
Slightly sweet with pronounced fiery ginger root - much more powerful than the nose suggests. Subtle notes of green apple skin/cider while the sweetness appears honey-like rather than plain sugar.
Long fiery honeyed root ginger.