It smells like ginger beer – although I don’t believe it’s ever seen a real ginger in it’s short life as ‘ginger flavouring’ is used according to the back label.
It even looks like ginger beer.
And it goes down like a ginger beer – which is quite a pleasant & refreshing drink in the summer heat if I say so myself.
But I’m just missing the Clontarf Whiskey.
At 5% this is no soft drink – yet it could be mistaken for one. Only a hint of maltiness among the ginger spice gives the whiskey content away.
The Cola version is in a similar vein.
Not as fizzy – a bit like a flat cola that’s been left in the sun for too long – with that slight maltiness in the background.
If anything – I preferred the ginger. More refreshing & more spice – but I wouldn’t be a cola drinker anyway.
Just who the market is for these kind of drinks is I don’t know.
As a whiskey fan – these taste like soft drinks.
Not being a soft drinks fan I don’t get the attraction.
I’m not sure if I want a sugary fizzy chemical concoction ruining my enjoyment of a largely natural product using only 3 base ingredients – barley, yeast & water.
But then it’s each according to their own.
Aldi stock them at only €1.49 if you’re interested.