The variety Maris Otter® was bred and developed in the 1960’s by Dr GDH Bell at the Plant Breeding Institute in Cambridge by crossing the varieties Proctor and Pioneer and has become one of the most enduring malting varieties in the history of modern barley cultivation.
Maris Otter® has been grown for malting for more than 45 years and its pedigree and track record of delivering, year after year, consistent, processable and flavorful malt is unsurpassed.
Crisp Malting Maris Otter® is grown under contact by selected Norfolk farmers and is recognized worldwide as the benchmark barley for the best malt. Excellent yields and efficient run-off make it an excellent choice for a distiller's mash/wash. In malting, as with distilling, the importance and the quality of raw materials cannot be underestimated.
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