Innis & Gunn introduces 2 new Products in South Africa

Scotland’s most awarded oak-aged beer, Innis & Gunn, is extending its range with 2 exciting new products which will be available in all good outlets in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, and Durban.

Brewed and matured in Scotland and brought to South Africa by Truman & Orange, Innis & Gunn stands out from the rest with its unique taste, and irresistible depth of flavor made possible by its maturation process. Unlike most mass produced lagers and pilsners typically sold in South Africa that come out of industrial scale brewing plants, Innis & Gunn is slow brewed in small batches and uniquely matured in oak whisky barrels.

South Africans have long demanded high quality Scotch and Cognac, and we’re increasingly seeing those tastes spreading to beer as well. Innis & Gunn is oak-aged which imparts an incredible depth and richness of flavours. 


Innis & Gunn Original

Brewed at low temperatures, using bespoke ale malts, the beer balances freshness with body and flavor. It is matured for 77 days in the barrels made from white American oak heartwood, previously used for aging Kentucky bourbon. Innis & Gunn Original is a golden-honey beer with rich roasted malt notes and a hint of caramel; it’s incredibly smooth, with delicious toffee character and light hop fruitiness. Creamy and warming in finish it goes perfectly with curries, grilled seafood, lamb burgers and juicy steaks.

Innis & Gunn Rum Finish

Rich and full bodied, Innis & Gunn Rum Finish is matured for 57 days over American oak heartwood. Infused with a blend of specially selected rums it is bursting with fruit and warming spiciness. Innis & Gunn Rum Finish is ruby red in color with a fruity mulled spice on the nose.  It is surprisingly light with delicious soft fruit and rich malt flavours, balanced by the rum’s aromatic spiciness. Warming and mellow in finish it’s a great match for lamb or venison, mature cheese and green fig preserve.

Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak

Its fresh hop character comes from a brewing technique unique to Innis & Gunn where bundles of hops are added at 3 different points in the process to build layers of zesty flavour and aroma. The beer is then matured for 41 days over toasted oak to give it rich, rounded character reminiscent of classic British IPAs from the 1800s. Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA is a light gold beer with a fresh nose of cut grass and clean grapefruit. Its refreshing taste is full of rich vanilla from the oak with a heap of zestiness and light bitterness from the hops. Full-bodied but crisp it’s a great accompaniment to spicy curries, salty pork and delicately roasted chicken.

All three variants will be available in all good outlets in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, and Durban. Innis & Gunn is sold in 330ml for ~R40.00 in off-trade and ~R55 in on-trade outlets.

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