All the Samuel Smith's I have seen are in the $3-4 range....... except the Stingo. It was $13. I dont know if its worth it, but Im picking one up tomorrow night. Everything I have had from SS has been great. Most of the reviews on it are good too.
Bottle conditioned only.
Some of the oak casks at Samuel Smiths date back more than a century with the individual oak staves being replaced by the Old Brewery coopers over the years. Gradually the casks soak in more & more of the character of the ale fermented in stone Yorkshire squares. Yorkshire Stingo is aged for at least a year, matured in these well-used oak casks in the brewerys underground cellars deriving fruit, raisin, treacle toffee, Christmas pudding and slight oaky flavours, before being further naturally conditioned in bottle