Orkney Brewery is hoping to see sales of its popular 4.5% ABV cask Puffin Ale soar even higher following the launch of a 500ml bottled version.
Cask Puffin, which celebrates Orkney’s most iconic seabird – known locally as a Tammie Norrie – was introduced to the Scottish on-trade two years ago.
Norman Sinclair, Managing Director of Sinclair Breweries Ltd, said, “We originally thought Puffin Ale would prove most popular in coastal and island areas, but the demand nationally has been incredible.
“Ever since we launched Puffin our customers have been asking for a bottled version, so we’re excited to now be bringing one to the market.
“The brewery team has worked very hard to capture the distinctive flavour and character of the cask Puffin in the bottled version and they’ve done a fantastic job.”
Orkney Brewery’s head brewer, Andrew Fulton, describes Puffin as a tawny ale, with an aroma of sweet, nutty malt and hints of cedar wood and dark fruits.