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18th July 2023

Innis & Gunn unveils ‘The Original: XX Edition’

20 years in the making

17th July 2023 – Innis & Gunn has launched The Original: XX EDITION – to celebrate the Scottish brewer’s 20th anniversary.  This special Single Malt Whisky Cask-matured Original has been 20 years in the making, like Innis & Gunn

Innis & Gunn The Original: XX EDITION has been brewed to celebrate two decades of Innis & Gunn creating truly original, revolutionary beer.

A 7.7% Single Malt Whisky Cask-matured beer, the casks for The Original: XX EDITION were laid down the very year that Innis & Gunn launched, back in 2003.  Before being filled with The Original XX brew, these casks had recently brimmed with a deliciously rare and flavourful 20YO Speyside Single Malt.

Dougal Gunn Sharp, Founder and Master Brewer, Innis & Gunn said:

“Launching The Original way back in 2003 by maturing our beer in single-malt whisky casks seemed like an act of revolution.  The interaction of beers with oak had all manner of historic forebears, but it seemed that none of those brewers had wanted the flavour of the oak cask to influence the flavour of the final beer.  I wanted the opposite.  After all, if oak of many different provenances and fillings can add such complexity and intrigue to whiskies and wines, then why should the same not be true for beer?

“Twenty years after Innis & Gunn’s launch, we are maturing this celebration beer in casks of a twenty-year-old Speyside whisky of real elegance.  And we have produced an exceptional union of beer and oak with this limited edition of Innis & Gunn Original.”

This exclusive 20th anniversary celebration brew has a signature smooth body, with moreishness and notes of vanilla, toffee, and spicy oak.

The third beer in Innis & Gunn’s Limited Edition range for 2023, The Original: XX EDITION comes in a gift carton.  Available via the Innis & Gunn online shop from 17th July 2023 (www., The Original: XX EDITION is priced at £6 per 330ml bottle.

Innis & Gunn’s beers push the boundaries of brewing, using innovative techniques, ingredients and oak cask maturing methods. Innis & Gunn’s award-winning portfolio includes the premium Innis & Gunn Lager Beer and the brewer’s flagship ‘The Original’, a single malt whisky cask matured beer, which is unlike any other in today’s beer market.

Tasting samples are available on a first come, first served basis and please find high-res imagery ready for download here.


For more information:

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

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 Innis & Gunn Lager Beer, recently awarded at The Great Taste Awards. The brewer’s portfolio also includes a range of IPAs and a line of bespoke limited-edition brews which demonstrate quality, innovation and craft.

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

For more information:

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

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