Catriona Sutherland, Head of Marketing, Black Isle Brewery
Black Isle Brewery’s involvement in this year’s Highland Golf Links Pro Am sponsored by Tomatin adds to the unique experience awaiting the players.
As part of this year’s itinerary, we will host an evening for players at our Inverness bar, allowing them to learn more about Scotland’s only organic brewery and our range of beers and organic philosophy.
Being located so close to the three Pro Am links courses at Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart and Nairn, we will also welcome competitors to our organic farm and brewery, so they can experience our brewing process and life at Black Isle.
We’re one of the original craft brewers in Scotland, proud of playing our part in making the planet a better place. Being a sponsor of the Pro Am, we bring not only great beer, but a chance to share the importance of organic production.
Now entering our second decade in business, Black Isle Brewery produces up to 10,000 litres a day in bottles, casks and kegs, shipping our growing list of beers all over Scotland, the UK and around the world.
There is so much that goes into a single bottle or can of our beer. Based on a 125-acre working organic farm, we use the barley from our own fields - and other organic suppliers - to create delicious beer, which is always made without the use of harmful chemicals.
Our sustainability ethos also means we grow our own herbs, fruit and vegetables, which make their way into our beer and our bar in Inverness. The spent grain from our mash tun is used to feed the farm’s livestock, hens and horses.
Our message is a great one for the Pro Am to align with: ‘Save the planet, drink organic!’ By using products with local provenance at the tournament, it adds a truly distinctive touch to an event that celebrates the best of the Highlands.
This year we are launching six new seasonal beers, inspired by our homegrown produce. These include Crumble, a mellow and fruit-filled blackberry and toasted oat pale ale, which will be available during September-October, in time for the Pro-Am tee off.
We’re looking forward to getting involved in this prestigious event and introducing - or re-introducing - Pro Am players to our beers, both at our brewery and our bar. It will also help forge long-term relationships at each venue and allow people to enjoy a taste of our finest, local beer and spread the organic message.
We can all raise a glass to that.