Used to be known as No 1; then in 1997 it was re-named No 1 Champion Ale after winning a Tesco bottled beer competition; renamed in 2004 to Champion. Production moved from Fountain to John Smiths in Dec 2004. Also see Gordon Highland Scotch. Production moved to Bedford in late 2011 following the acquisition of the McEwan’s and Younger’s brands by Wells & Youngs from Heineken.
Innis & Gunn The Original
Our newly branded flagship beer, the one that started it all. Our unique bourbon barrel ageing process brings flavours like vanilla and toffee and we’ve combined this with the malty character of our Scotch Ale to create an incredible taste experience.
We brew The Original using our unique barrel into beer method, turning the traditional beer into barrel process on its head without losing any of the wonderful flavours and aromas from the barrel.