>Same Same

>I’ve banged on about Landlord and the Timothy Taylor Brewery before on this blog. An undrunk bottle of Taylor’s beer is a rare thing indeed – and what prompted this post was a mate’s text saying he’d just finished off a crate of Landlord that was two years old. I admire his willpower. But how about a bottle that has remained unopened for 40-odd years?


I got this half-pint bottle of Taylor’s most famous product from Ebay. It dates from at least the early 70s. The label has barely been altered over the years. A modern label is pictured below. The last last update would have been around 20 years ago and is full of vernacular charm. I suspect the same local “commercial artist” (as they were then known) did both versions.


If I shake the old bottle, a head appears on the top of the contents – which leads me to believe the cap is still airtight. I wonder what it tastes like?

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3 Responses to >Same Same

  1. A F-A says:

    >Oh God….I’m off to the offy to get some RIGHT NOW!!! Although I have been dallying with Jennings of late (YOUR fault!), Taylor’s Landlord is sooooo good. And I think I might (nearly) agree with one of your FlickR contributors re the bottled version. That brings back memories of good bottled IPA’s from a long time ago!

  2. >Do you know the Albert in Keighley? It’s been leased from Taylor’s by the Ossett Brewery. Ten pumps of their fine ales on, and a roaring fire apparently. My mates were in there last night and gave it a glowing appraisal.

  3. A F-A says:

    >Funny you should say that but I noticed the change to Ossett when I drove past just the other day. It is good beer too, so I will give it a try (even better if they do a good Pie!!!).

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