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5th November 2021




Award-winning brewer Innis & Gunn has revealed the fifth beer to be released in their annual limited-edition Vanishing Point series – Vanishing Point 05. The brew is an 11% Imperial Stout matured for 365 days in hand-selected 15-Year-Old Speyside Single Malt Whisky Casks.

Now in its fifth year, Innis & Gunn’s Vanishing Point programme is the brewer’s apex – the point at which the skills and passion of Innis & Gunn’s talented brew team converge, with the unified ambition to create an exceptional beer that defines Innis & Gunn.

Each year, Innis & Gunn looks to build on their previously released Vanishing Point beer, always refining and developing what the beer can deliver through the combination of cask maturation and brewing ingredients.

Vanishing Point 05 has been a year in the making with this 2021 limited-edition matured for 365 days in a rare cache of casks, freshly emptied of 15-Year-Old Speyside Single Malt Whisky.

Jet black in colour, the beer has abundant aromas of oak and coconut alongside pleasant hints of dried red fruit. The flavour is of luxurious dark chocolate, oak and vanilla with a warming, spiritous character. There is a heady malt character to the beer which has been refined and mellowed through over 8,000 hours in cask. The finish is complex and smooth, with roasted malts and whisky notes lingering. Truly one to savour.

Dougal Gunn Sharp, Master Brewer, Innis & Gunn said: “Innis & Gunn created the Vanishing Point series as a philosophy; it represents a commitment to our fans and our brewers that we will constantly endeavour to create the very best beer we can. Year after year, learning as we go, we refine our approach to its brewing and maturation and further develop the recipe of this special beer.

“Vanishing Point 05 is our fifth annual release and once again we feel we have lived up to the spirit and philosophy of this series. This is the first time we have used 15-Year-Old Speyside Single Malt Whisky Casks, which have imparted wonderful aromas and flavours that you won’t have tasted in this series so far. For me, this is a real step up and signals a new direction for this series in our quest to progress the beer year after year.”

Priced at £15, Vanishing Point 05 comes in 500ml bottle and is boxed in a specially designed carton. Just over 2,000 bottles will be available via the Innis & Gunn Online Shop from Wednesday 10th November 2021.


About Innis & Gunn:

Since its foundation in 2003, Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has grown to become one of the UK’s most successful craft beer businesses. Using innovative techniques including oak cask maturation, Innis & Gunn brew multi-award-winning beers including the flagship ‘The Original’ and Scotland’s Best Lager, Innis & Gunn Lager Beer. Innis & Gunn is the third biggest craft beer brand in the UK-off-trade and the number one imported craft beer in Canada. The brewer’s portfolio also includes a range of IPA’s and a line of bespoke limited-edition brews which demonstrate quality, innovation and craft.

Follow Innis & Gunn:                     Twitter: @innisandgunn                              Instagram: @innisandgunn_

Dougal Gunn Sharp, Founder of Innis & Gunn is available for interview on request.

Press release from Innis & Gunn

For more information and to request an interview:

Rupert Ponsonby, R&R Teamwork – / 020 7384 1333