Adding themselves to The Bottled Beer Year 'Contributors' list is Belhaven Brewery via this glorious bunch of Scottish ales.
One of this firm's cask-only beers goes by the tagline - 'Scotlands Best Draught Ale', and I will shortly be discovering whether their bottled brews are equally confident in their own appeal.
On first glance - it looks like they have every right to be sure of themselves!
The beers are... (from left to right)
Fruit Beer - (Premium fruit-flavoured ale, 4.6% ABV)
80 Shilling - (Session ale, 3.9% ABV)
Robert Burns - (Scottish ale, 4.2% ABV)
St Andrew's Ale - (Premium ale, 4.6%ABV)
Twisted Thistle - (IPA, 5.3% ABV)
As for the taste-tests of these beauties, well, my patience was wearing thin long before I'd finished unpacking the box. Alas, wait I must, and so must you my dear readers, but rest assured that the full features on each of these ales will be coming your way over the next few weeks and months.
Which to plump for first, I wonder...?