The Orkney Brewery’s speciality Dark Island Reserve ale has picked up three gold stars – the highest award possible – at this year’s Great Taste Awards. Each product entered into the competition is subjected to rigorous tasting by a panel of over 400 expert judges.
Of the 10,000 entries received for this year’s event, only 153 have been awarded the top three-star classification and will now go on to be judged for a place in the Great Taste Top 50 foods, announced next month. This is the second time the multi-award winning Dark Island Reserve has been given a three-star classification in the Great Taste competition, cementing its position as one of the world’s finest ales. This time around it was one of only six beers entered and the sole Scottish three-star winner.
Dark Island Reserve is available in 75cl bottles and a new 330ml version that’s proving extremely popular with fine food and drink lovers in the UK and overseas.
Orkney Brewery’s Norman Sinclair says, “We’re really thrilled with this result for Dark Island Reserve.”