The 1759 is the first of Guinness Signature Series beer line announced back in October 2014 will be hitting shelves soon. The 1759, as the first Signature Series beer is called, is a dramatic departure from your standard Guinness. The 9 percent ABV amber ale is based on a 200-year-old recipe using a blend of traditional beer malt and peated whisky malt (from Diageo’s spirit brands), along with Guinness yeast. It arrives in a black cage-and-cork topped bottle, inside a velvet-lined box. 90,000 bottles were produced and have a price tag of $35
“Even though Guinness is so often known for being a certain type of beer from a certain place, our brewers are some of the best in the world,” said Doug Campbell, Guinness brand director.