n return for the knowledge of how to brew the ale she agreed to share the recipe with Bruce. He then experimented with different blends of malts and quantities of heather (adding other botanicals along the way). This ancient process said to date back to 2000 BC became the template for what is now our definitive ‘Fraoch’ Heather Ale.
With the recipe perfected, Bruce took to a small 5-barrel brewery in Taynuilt, in Argyle and Bute, to brew the first pilot batch of Fraoch. With a beer so heavily dependent on the seasons (for harvesting the heather) and demand so high for this unique historic ale, it wasn’t long before the first year’s batch was completely sold through.
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
Heather Ales Ltd
New Alloa Brewery
Phone 01259 725511