Innis & Gunn launches stout with a Scottish spin

INVERALMOND, the Perthshire brewery owned by Innis & Gunn, has introduced a new stout with a “Scottish spin” into the on-trade.

The brewery’s Ossian Oatmeal Stout is being rolled out after a successful trial in Innis & Gunn’s Brewery Taproom bars; the company operates Brewery Taprooms in Glasgow (west end and city centre), Edinburgh (city centre and Leith) and Dundee.

The launch of the 4.1% ABV stout will be supported by a range of point of sale materials including branded glassware featuring a depiction of the brewery’s location in Perthshire, bar runners and coasters.

The company said the new beer has been introduced to meet growing demand for stout, which accounts for one in every twelve pints sold in Scotland.

Dougal Sharp, master brewer and owner of Inveralmond and Innis & Gunn, said the new beer “offers stout fans all they love about their beloved brew, but with a Scottish spin”.

“Adding Scottish oatmeal has allowed for a beautifully smooth taste whilst maintaining the classic stout flavours and all-important serve so central to the enjoyment and drinking experience of this style of beer,” said Sharp.

“Initial trials of Ossian Oatmeal Stout in Innis & Gunn Brewery Taprooms across Scotland proved very popular and the response to the brew has been resoundingly positive. I am pleased that we are in a position to roll this beer out on a wider scale and bring a quality, contemporary offering to the stout drinkers of Scotland.”