Aged in oak casks formerly used to mature Highland Park 16 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, our thick, gloopy base beer takes on distinct whisky notes, perfectly complementing its roasty, toasty bitterness.
It all started on a sunny day on October 5th, 1983. Founder, Ken Brooker’s hosted one of his legendary tasting sessions and he can’t remember much about it. In the years that follow, Ken continues to brew beers in his shed and host his friends. Word spreads and his friends begin to bring along their friends and their friends’ friends, until eventually Tuesday nights at Ken’s attracts up to 40 people!
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With demand for Harviestoun beers skyrocketing, Ken decides to invest a significant amount of money into the brewhouse. Although the W. Heath Robinson approach of ‘make do and mend’ is a mentality they have never fully abandoned, there comes a point when a jam vat, a dye vat and a thing they found in the cowshed are simply no longer appropriate vessels in which to brew! In 1989, the steading has a refit and some professional kit is installed.