Symington Aged Tawny (premium port) is Not Vegan Friendly

by Symington Family Estates
Address: Travessa Barão de Forrester 86 Apartado 26
Vila Nova de Gaia, 4431-901
Phone: +351 22 377 6332
Fax: +351 22 377 6301
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Added: almost 4 years ago

Barnivore note (February 2014): Cockburn's is owned by Pernod Ricard, a major funder of bullfighting.

Company email (April 2013):
"Regarding your question we would like to inform that during the production of Dows Fine Ruby Port more precisely at the fining step it is only used Gelatine from porcine origin. Please note that this is not an ingredient but a processing aid. No other product from animal source is used."

Company email (December 2011):
"In fact, some of the premium Ports (modern LBV, Reserves, Aged Tawnies) are fined with egg components. Those are suitable for vegetarians but not for vegans.

Almost all the standard Ports are fined with animal products (Ruby, Tawny, White).

Anyway, you can enjoy all the Bottle Matured Ports, those are not fined, clarified or filtered:

Vintage Port
Quinta Vintage Port
Bottle Aged Late Bottled Vintage (also designated as Bottle Matured Late Bottled Vintage)

Examples of very good Ports you can drink:
Dow’s Vintage Port
Warre’s Vintage Port
Cockburn’s Vintage Port
Graham’s Vintage Port
Dow’s Quinta do Bomfim Vintage Port
Warre’s Quinta da Cavadinha Vintage Port
Cockburn’s Quinta dos Canais Vintage Port
Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos Vintage Port
Warre’s Bottle Aged LBV
Smith Woodhouse Bottle Matured LBV

Other products by Symington Family Estates: