PRIZE HAUL FOR ORKNEY BREWERY AT SIBA INDEPENDENT BEER AWARDS

November 8th, 2018 | Posted in: Beer,News

The Orkney Brewery has taken home no less than six prizes, including three golds, from the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) Scotland Independent Beer Awards, that were held in Glasgow on 6th November.

The brewery’s speciality Dark Island Reserve was voted Overall Champion of the cask competition, after earlier winning gold in its category at the event.

Taking gold in the Cask British Dark Beers (up to 4.4%) section of the competition was the brewery’s Red MacGregor, while its Raven Ale secured the top spot in the Bottle/Can British Bitter (up to 4.4%) category. Raven also took a bronze in the Cask British Bitter section.

Meanwhile, Orkney Brewery’s Skull Splitter ale won a silver in the Cask Strong Beers (6.5% and over) category of the competition.

Judged by brewers and beer experts, the SIBA awards are very much seen as the ‘brewers’ choice’ in the industry.

Craig Steven, commercial manager for the Orkney Brewery, was on hand to collect the awards.

He said, “This has been a remarkable night for the Orkney Brewery, with these awards particularly welcome given the quality and experience of all the independent brewers present. Our success, which is down to the hard work of all of our team, also comes at a great time as we celebrate 30 years of the Orkney Brewery. We have now received 14 awards this year, which matches last year’s haul, and we see that achievement as further testament to our consistent and meticulous brewing methods.”

Reflecting on the success of Dark Island Reserve, the brewery’s managing director, Norman Sinclair, added, “With the Reserve, we create a stronger bespoke brew of Dark Island, which after a long and gentle fermentation is finished in oak casks that once held mature Scotch malt whisky.  We believe it to be a genuine best in class in this style, something that’s been recognised by no less than seven gold medals in just over a year at various competitions. This latest success is hugely welcome and we’re extremely proud that this premium product continues to fly the flag so well for Orkney.”


Dundee’s V&A helps boost visitor numbers to other attractions

Fri 22nd March 2019

Dundee’s V&A has helped boost visitor numbers at nearby attractions by up to 40%, says new research. In its first three months 341,265... Read more.

Scottish economic growth to remain ahead of the UK average in 2019

Fri 22nd March 2019

Scotland’s economic growth will slow this year but remain ahead of the UK average according to UK Economic Outlook report by Pricewate... Read more.

YO! Sushi to consolidate restaurant estate

Thu 21st March 2019

YO! Sushi has placed six UK sites on the market, including two in Scotland, as it looks to consolidate its restaurant estate.  The group ... Read more.

Greene King celebrates Flanders Fields fundraiser

Thu 21st March 2019

 Greene King has launched a special edition beer, Flanders Fields, brewed to mark the centennial anniversary of the end of the First World ... Read more.

The Highland Whisky Festival 2019

Thu 21st March 2019

Eight Highland Distilleries are introducing a brand-new Whisky Festival to celebrate the established Highland Whisky Trail. The Highlan... Read more.

PPL’s new SFE tariff to ‘cost sector £49m’

Wed 20th March 2019

Trade bodies have warned that music licensing company PPL’s new specially featured entertainment (SFE) tariff, which comes into effect on ... Read more.

Ivy Collection appoints new CFO

Wed 20th March 2019

The Ivy Collection, which will open its second Scottish restaurant in Glasgow on Buchanan Street in June after opening The Ivy on the Squa... Read more.

Bruce Taverns plan expansion and launch £20 million fundraiser

Wed 20th March 2019

Bruce Taverns is to raise £20 million to fund a growth programme through acquisitions. The Edinburgh-based pub company, ... Read more.

NEW DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY AND COMMUNICATIONS FOR SWA

Tue 19th March 2019

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has confirmed the internal promotion of Graeme Littlejohn to the position of Director of Strategy and Co... Read more.

Johnnie Walker to build ‘best bar in the world’ in Edinburgh

Tue 19th March 2019

 Johnnie Walker has promised to create the “best bar in the world” in the “best brand attraction in the world” overlookin... Read more.

Borthwick Castle’s Kieran Rose is Scotland’s Tourism and Hospitality Hero

Tue 19th March 2019

Kieran Rose, Front of House Manager at Borthwick Castle, in Midlothian, has been namedScotland’s Tourism and Hospitality Hero at the 2018/... Read more.

Orry Shand named Chef of the Year at ScotHot

Mon 18th March 2019

Orry Shand, of Entier, won Scottish Chef of the Year at this year’s ScotHot at Glasgow’s SECC, sponsored by Brakes Sco... Read more.

Average spend on late-night out increases 15.5% to almost £70

Mon 18th March 2019

The average spend on a late-night out has increased 15.5% to £68.68, according to the latest Deltic Night Index, compared with £59.49 for ... Read more.

Scottish chefs set out vision to reform hospitality industry 

Thu 14th March 2019

More than 60 chefs and cooks from across Scotland have pledged their support to a new culinary manifesto, which aims to reform Scotland’s ... Read more.

SCALA boss welcomes Brexit delay

Thu 14th March 2019

Theresa May will make a third attempt to get her EU withdrawal deal through Parliament in the next week after MPS voted to reject a no-deal ... Read more.

Historic Auchtermuchty pub on the market

Wed 13th March 2019

The Forest Inn in Auchtermuchty is now on the market with offers invited for the three-storey property. Christie’s and Co in Edinburgh is ... Read more.

Hotfoot it to ScotHot

Wed 13th March 2019

Which licensee worth his or her salt isn’t looking for an opportunity to meet with suppliers, network with others to share ideas and i... Read more.

BUZZWORKS RETAINS ITS PLACE ALONGSIDE THE BEST IN UK 

Tue 12th March 2019

Buzzworks Holdings has been named in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for in the UK for the fourth consecutive year. It recognise... Read more.

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival returns for 2019 with foodie focus

Tue 12th March 2019

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival returns to the city this May, from Friday 24 – Saturday 25 May, with a special foodie focus. It’s... Read more.

SCOTTISH LICENSEES RECOGNISED AT STAR AWARDS

Mon 11th March 2019

The achievements of top Scottish licensees were celebrated at Star Pubs & Bars’ annual Star Awards. The awards were the biggest ever h... Read more.