Barritts is the grandaddy of ginger beers having been brewed since 1874. It can be difficult to find on the West Coast and we only got our hands on a case thanks to the a shipment from the company’s Brand Manager who wanted to ensure we could make a “proper Dark n’ Stormy’. Looking at it in the bottle with a slanted logo design you might think you had a Miller High Life in your hands. All that changes once you twist the top. A pleasant ginger flavor with notes of citrus greet you at first sip. This is an easy drinking ginger beer (only a 2 on the spice scale), with low carbonation and very little bite. Barritts is a “straight shooter” that’s easy to drink on it’s own. But this ginger has a secret. Mild mannered during the day–almost pedestrian–things step up, and the citrus breaks through with a shot of dark rum. And there you are, expecting an average cocktail and now a damn fine Dark n’ Stormy is staring you in the face. Well, drink up my friend, this is what you’ve been searching for.