We have just secured an exclusive deal to supply the first ever bags of Minch malt from Minch Malting’s in Athy. We are very privileged to have the first bags from this malting’s and that the homebrewers get the bags before the breweries. What’s more is that our first batch is malted from Barley sourced in Laois, the home County.
Minch malt is 100% Irish Origin certified with traceability back to a specific field. Minch have 600 growers that grow barley in areas from Laois, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow, Carlow, Offaly and Kilkenny and the company has been in operation since 1847. All Minch malt is malted in Ireland at the Local Athy plant in Kildare. Finally we have a homebrew product that is 100% Irish produced.
100% Sebastian variety, Ale Malt Crop '14, it was grown in the south of County Laois, harvested in August '14. This malt is suitable as a base for all ales, porter, stouts and blond beers. Usage 100%.
We are running a promo on this grain to give you a chance to try this new malt. We have both crushed and whole malt on sale in 1kg and 25kg bags.
We are running the following introductory offer on this range to start it off.
1kg loose at €0.99 per Kg
25kg bag offer is €19.95 per bag, one per customer online as many as you want from the shop:
Good to hear lads. It really has come full circle from where we started all them years ago. To think we are now selling malted barley that has come from a field in Laois. Let us know how it works for you Mark. You have one of the first bags, no pressure.
"Tube":2752ed71 wrote: I posed the question on the NHC forum: what's different about this from MCI malt? They are malting the same barley varieties, so is it a Laois vs Cork thing?[/quote:2752ed71]
I wouldn't worry about it. It's a bit like asking what's the difference between Tipperary Water and Ballygowan. It all comes from the sky anyway.
I doubt very much there is any rivalry intended, simply providing consumers with more choice.