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27th January 2014


 Orkney Brewery’s Dark Island ale has won a top award from major supermarket chain Sainsbury’s.


The 4.6 per cent ale was given a Best Product Launch prize at Sainsbury’s Scotland and Ireland Regional Supplier Conference 2014, held in Glasgow’s Hampden Park Stadium. 


Orkney Brewery began supplying its full range of beers to Sainsbury’s in July of last year, with 500ml bottles of Dark Island proving particularly popular with the supermarket’s customers.


Norman Sinclair, managing director of the Orkney Brewery’s parent company, Sinclair Breweries Ltd, said: “We’re thrilled with this important award as it reflects real sales and customer preferences across a chain that’s renowned for quality and variety. Sainsbury’s are one of our newest and largest customers and to have one of our beers recognised by them in this way is an achievement we’re very proud of.”


An image of Dark Island accompanies this release.




For further information contact:

Norman Sinclair, Managing Director,

Sinclair Breweries Ltd.

Tel: 01667 404 555.





Issued: Monday, 27 January, 2014