Orkney Brewery bottles its popular Puffin Ale
Orkney Brewery’s Puffin Ale is being launched into bottles, following the success of the cask version of the 4.5% abv brew.
Cask Puffin, which celebrates Orkney’s most iconic seabird, was introduced to the market two years ago.
Norman Sinclair, managing director of Sinclair Breweries, 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 are 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 have done a fantastic job.”
He added: “We always appreciate feedback from our customers and love to hear what they’d like to see in terms of new products. It is that kind of enthusiasm and support which helped bring a bottled Puffin to the marketplace, so we’d like to say thanks to everyone who took the trouble to let us know how much they loved the original cask variety.”
Orkney Brewer’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.
The Ale will be packaged in 50cl bottles.