VOTE FOR CANADA'S NEXT GREAT BEER FLAVOUR
WE’RE LAUNCHING ORIGINAL IN WOODEN BOTTLES
Gotcha! This was our April Fools joke for 2014. We hope you had as much fun with it as we did.
We've taken the bold decision to bottle our flagship beer, Original, in real oak bottles. The idea came to our founder Dougal, after an acorn fell on his head during a weekend walk with his dog, Woody.
“It was quite incredible,” said Dougal. “In that moment, I knew exactly what I needed to do – it was a calling. We’re exploring new frontiers here, going where no other brewer has gone before: putting our best-selling beer in oak bottles and letting it mature on shelf! To be honest, anyone these days can release a beer matured in oak barrels, so this is really ground-breaking stuff.”
Commenting on the environmental impact of moving to wood, Dougal said: “This is a really positive step in lowering our carbon footprint. Think about it, in one fell swoop this will cut right back on road haulage and shipping because we will use the great British canal network and float the bottles over to Sweden, Canada and the US. Think how nicely chilled they’d be after a few weeks’ crossing the Atlantic!”
In designing the bottle, Dougal bought a lathe and taught himself the art of woodturning by watching videos on YouTube. “This is a wonderful skill to learn but it took some time, as you can imagine, to create a bottle identical in size and appearance to our glass one".
The bottles, which will be available in all markets from 29th February 2015, will be lovingly made by hand by every member of the Innis & Gunn team in Edinburgh. “We’ve now trained up everyone in the company in the art of modelling these bottles,” Dougal said, “and will be producing them by hand from our head office. They’ll have their work cut out as we sell over seven million bottles of Original every year but this project is too important to axe. We’ll also be running bottle-making courses as part of our events programme, so guests can make and take away their own.”
Read more on the Real Oak Bottles product page.
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