Innis & Gunn have won a series of awards at the World Beer Championships in the U.S. The beers that won were announced on December 12th.

Innis & Gun was the highest ranked Scottish brewer at this year’s tasting awards, where it also won a gold medal for its Lager last year.

The independent brewer’s Rum Finish was awarded a gold medal, its Original received a silver medal and its Bourbon Dark Ale a bronze. World Beer Championships results:

Category: Scottish Beer

  • Innis & Gunn Rum Finish – 92/100, gold medal
  • Innis & Gunn Original – 87/100, silver medal
  • Innis & Gunn Bourbon Dark Ale – 81/100, bronze medal


These latest awards follow on from gold and bronze medal wins for Innis & Gunn’s Bourbon Cask Dark Ale and Rum Aged at the U. S. Open Beer Championship in July this year.

About Innis & Gunn

Since its foundation in 2003, Innis & Gunn has become one of the UK’s most successful international craft beer businesses, reporting continued year on year volume and sales growth, with an annual turnover of £11.8 million in 2015 – a 29% increase since 2012.  In 2015, Innis & Gunn sold over 23 million bottles of beer globally.

Innis & Gunn has won a multitude of awards for its unique range of oak-aged beers and its recently-launched un-oaked Scottish lager.  In July 2016 Innis & Gunn took Gold and Bronze awards in one of the largest and most renowned international beer competitions, the US Open Beer Championship, the only Scottish brewer to win.

Available in over 40 countries, Innis & Gunn is the second-biggest craft beer brand in the UK off-trade, the top imported Ale brand in Sweden and the best-selling British Bottled Beer brand in Canada.  The company employs 50 people and has been recognized for its contribution to industry by winning the IGD Outstanding Small Business of the Year Award in 2013 and collecting two Queen’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement in International Trade.  The brand’s award winning bar and restaurant concept The Beer Kitchen by Innis & Gunn will be rolling out across the UK in the coming months.


About the World Beer Awards

The World Beer Championships is America’s oldest annual international Beer competition and has been operated objectively for decades. It is a blind tasting, medal-based competition that awards based on a 100-point scale.

Beers are judged by’s trained staff joined by top Beer professionals and buyers from retailers and restaurants using a proven, consistent, proprietary methodology developed in collaboration with Cornell University.

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