Harviestoun says haud your ABV

Stuart Cali, master brewer at Harviestoun Brewery. Picture Chris Watt

WHISKY may be the drink synonymous with Burns Night, but not all consumers will be enjoying a tipple on the 25th.

For many, January means a month away from alcohol, but Scottish brewer Harviestoun reckons its created a real treat for non-drinkers.

The brewery has launched a new alcohol-free dark ale to coincide with the return of Dry January.

Harviestoun Wheesht is a 0.0% ABV dark ruby ale available in cases of 12 and 24. Wheesht is also available to buy from selected Sainsbury’s stores across Scotland.

The alcohol-free beer was developed by brewers at Harviestoun’s brewery in Alva.

Wheesht is a 0.0% ABV dark ruby ale

Tasting notes for the booze-free beer describe it as “rich with aromas of roasted chocolate, sweet biscuit and dried fruit.”

Stuart Cali, master brewer at Harviestoun Brewery for over 20 years, said: “Wheesht was a real challenge for the brew team as it’s like nothing they have brewed before.

“We wanted to create a non-alcohol beer that was full of flavour and aroma. It has taken us a while to perfect, but it is worth the wait. Now we’re encouraging people to take the ‘Dry January’ challenge with the country’s first alcohol-free dark ale.

“Roasted malt and oats create a really nice background that give body and hints of sweet dried fruit. This is complimented by the fruity, spicy aromas from the hops.”