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Jun 22, 2011 3:42 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Lucy, they did have Ginger beer at Chelsea. However it is not as popular now as it used to be, as they say it is an acquired taste! Most of the youngsters drink Coke or some sort of it nowadays.
Mc Doanalds brought Root beer over here in there stores, but they soon stopped it as the British youngsters did not like it! The die hard Ginger beer fans like their Ginger hot in the drink, and to a lot of youngsters it Tastes funny, as they are brought up on Coke!
My granddad worked in Hotels as a Sommlier and knew everything about wine and drinks there is to know! The Barmen used to love it if anyone ordered a jug of Pimm's as there is no set Recipe for it.
Therefore the Barman can and they still do put whatever they want in it and can pocket the rest! It is the same with wine as well, and my granddad knew every trick in the book!
However with a single malt it is much more difficult, I am not saying it cannot be done, but most Barman would not try it! So for instance if someone drinks Glemorangie which has a distinct orangery flavour , the person who is drinking it would notice immediately if it has been changed even slightly!
Don't worry Lucy, Ginger beer is still alive and kicking, specially in the Countryside. This is where it is made on the farms to their own family Recipes, and is till to this day. Always lots of it near Christmas and in the summer months!

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