Innis & Gunn Brewing Co

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Scottish Golden Beer, cask-matured.

Our Flagship Beer

Innis & Gunn The Original is our flagship beer, the beer on which the brewery was founded back in 2003 when we discovered the incredible effects of cask maturation. A eureka moment; the flavours imparted by Single Malt Whisky casks on this beer gave us a whole new way in brewing and with that Innis & Gunn was born.

We brew a beautiful honey-hued, malty, golden Scottish beer. We then carefully mature it using single malt whisky casks; the best we can source. This maturation lends the beer an incredible smoothness and depth of flavour with hints of vanilla, toffee, and oak.

The result is a truly unique, delicious beer brimming with vanilla and toffee. That richness is perfectly balanced by notes of orange marmalade, citrus, and hints of oak with a very gentle understated bitterness. A delicate, velvety mouthfeel completes the experience. Smooth, refreshing, and decidedly different from the usual.

Now in new packaging, The Original is still the great tasting, award-winning beer it always has been. One that continues to define our spirit of Originality.

The Original uses an expertly balanced combination of three malts; Innis & Gunn Ale Malt, Crystal Malt and Amber Malt. This exquisitely judged combination earned The Original a Grand Gold certification at the 2021 Monde Selection.

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  • The facts

    Suitable for
    Innis & Gunn Ale Malt, Crystal Malt, Amber Malt
  • Tasting notes

    Caramel and rich roasted malts
    Creamy, warming, smooth
    Incredibly smooth with a delicious toffee character and a light hop fruitiness

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Best Served

The Original is for moments to savour. Your reward at the end of a long day, or the start of a long weekend. It is best enjoyed ice cold from an Innis & Gunn goblet glass.

Great on its own, it also pairs beautifully with full-flavoured foods like a juicy, seared steak or rich, hearty stews. Oh, and with cheese? The next level.

Original 330 bottle scene

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