Guinness The 1759

Guinness The 1759

Diageo's Guinness The 1759 

Category - Beer, stout, 9% abv 

Available - From "late October" 

Location - US, nation-wide, selected bars, online, beer retailers 

Price - US$34.99 for 75cl bottle 

A 9% abv version of Guinness containing peated whisky malt is being launched in the US by Diageo as the first in a series of limited releases for the stout brand. 

Guinness The 1759, being rolled out in the US later this month, contains peated malt that Diageo uses in some of its Scotch and Irish whisk(e)y brands. A total of 90,000 bottles are being released that will retail at around US$34.99. 

The amber ale is described as having a "rich butterscotch aroma" with "subtle hop notes". 

The name comes from the year Arthur Guinness signed the 9,000-year-old lease at the Guinness brewery, St James’s Gate in Dublin. 

Diageo claims the beer is "unlike any other European import on the (US) market". 

In August, the company released a blonde lager version of Guinness in order to help revive its flagging fortunes in the US

Ivan Menezes has admitted that Guinness' sales have been affected in the US by the craft beer boom, while a black lager version of the brand has failed to ignite in the country.