Brewer releases whisky-infused beer

15th April, 2014 by Lauren Eads

Glasgow’s Wellpark Brewery has launched a new premium beer aged with whisky-infused oak.

tennents whisky beerTennent’s whisky aged 6% abv beer is brewed from three types of Scottish malt, four hop varieties, including Tettnang, Aurora, Zeus and Summit, and water from Loch Katrine.

Its fermentation process takes a minimum of three weeks and involves the warm maturation and ageing of the beer with single malt whisky infused oak chips.

Paul Condron, Tennent’s marketing director, said: “Tennent’s may be synonymous with lager, but Tennent’s historically was the most successful ale brewer in Scotland.

“As the oldest and largest brewery in Scotland we feel we are in a great position to combine our beer heritage with the nation’s other favourite drink; whisky.

“Reaction to the beer has been extremely positive both at home and in international markets.”

The Wellpark Brewery claims to be Scotland’s oldest brewery with a history dating back to 1556 when the Tennent family were farmers who traded as maltmen and brewed beer in Glasgow.

The first recorded export of Tennent’s was in 1797 to expatriate Scots in the Americas, and by the mid 1800s Tennent’s was the largest exporter of ale in the world.

Brewing in Wellpark itself can be traced back to the 12th century when the monks of Glasgow Cathedral brewed for the public.

Tennent’s Beer Aged with Whisky Oak is available online and in store at The Whisky Shop, and at selected on-trade outlets including Inverlochy Castle Hotel, The Torridon and The Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

Administrative Assistant

Swig Wines Ltd
Chiswick, London, UK

HR Manager

Amathus Drinks PLC
London, UK

Senior Sales Manager

Haynes Hanson & Clark
Gloucestershire, GB

Customer Services Administrator

Speciality Drinks Ltd
London, UK

National Business Development Manager

Speciality Drinks Group
London, UK

Inventory Analyst

Bibendum PLB
London, UK

Events Executive - Atom Supplies

ATOM Supplies Limited
London, UK

Off-Trade Sales Account Executive

Domaine Direct
Nationwide, working from a combination of home & London office.

Sales Executive/Brand Ambassador

Glenfarclas
Ballindalloch, Speyside, UK

Client Manager

Noble Rot
Wandsworth, London, GB

Spirits Investment Director

Stilnovisti
London, UK

Junior Brand Manager

Enotria Winecellars
Park Royal, London, UK

Content & Digital Assistant

ABVGlobal
London, UK

Sales Manager

Cellar Trends
London, UK

Editorial Assistant

Wine List Confidential
London, UK

Champagne Masters 2017

Deadline : 7th July 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

Deadline : 10th July 2017

The Global Malbec Masters 2017

Deadline : 10th July 2017

The Global Syrah Masters 2017

Deadline : 18th July 2017

Click to view more

The Drinks Business Awards 2017

Now in its 15th year, the db awards have become the most authoritative, internationally respected badge of achievement in the alcoholic drinks industry.

The Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2017

the drinks business Hong Kong announces its first year of The Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters.

Rioja Masters 2016

Now in its fifth year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Riojas on the world stage.

Fortified Masters 2016

Now in its third year, The Fortified Masters will reward the best fortified wines on offer.

Click to view more