Wheesht, the first non-alcoholic dark ale introduced by Harviestoun in Scotland

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A Scottish craft brewery has launched what it claims to be the first non-alcoholic dark ale in the world.

A dark ruby ale at 0.0 percent vol. is Wheesht, named after the Scottish word for “calm,” The creative team at Harviestoun Brewery in Alva, near Stirling, built it.

It is described as “rich with aromas of roasted chocolate, sweet cookie and dried fruit.”

In cases of 12 and 24 bottles, including next-day delivery throughout the UK, Wheesht is accessible directly from Harviestoun’s online shop.

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In selected Sainsbury’s stores throughout Scotland, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Stirling, Livingston, Irvine, Prestwick, Hawick, Strathaven, Linlithgow, Kelso, East Kilbride, Hamilton, Kirkaldy and Aberdeenshire, Wheesht is also available.

“Stuart Cail, who has been a brewmaster for more than 20 years at Harviestoun Brewery, said, “Wheesht has been a great challenge for the brewing team because it’s like nothing they’ve ever brewed before.

We decided to make a non-alcoholic beer full of flavour and fragrance. Perfecting it took us a while, but it was worth the wait. Now we’re inspiring people with the country’s first non-alcoholic dark ale to take on the ‘Dry January’ challenge.

“Roasted malt and oats create a really nice background that adds body and a hint of sweet dried fruit. This is complemented by the fruity, spicy flavors of the hops.”

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