Crisp's Gleneagle® Maris Otter Malt is an heirloom varietal that is World renowned for its deep, rich flavor. It is considered Heirloom because it is an old variety with a very low yield of 1.5-2 tons per acre. Modern varietals now produce up to 4 tons per acre. Why do farmers grow Maris Otter when new high-yield, disease resistant varietals are available? Because Craft Brewers around the World are willing to pay a premium for the complex, authentic pub flavor that Maris Otter provides.
Please note this is the distinguished Glen Eagles version of Crips Maris Otter. Crips produces two types of the Maris Otter malt. A regular version malted in modern silos and this exclusive Glen Eagles version of their Maris Otter that is floor malted by hand in the traditional way. This malt is obviously great for all English style Ales but is perfectly suited for any beer where you want a rich, bready malt flavor.