As a young woman in a rebellious Reformation Scotland, Mary Queen of Scots struggled to rule for six years before being imprisoned in Lochleven Castle by treacherous Scottish nobles. Her two year old son, James, was taken away from her and she was forced to abdicate the Scottish throne.
In 1568, a young local boatman, Willie Douglas, stole the keys during a banquet and helped her escape from Lochleven Castle in a boat and, after a failed attempt to regain her crown, she fled south to England. There, she spent 19 years hoping that her cousin Queen Elizabeth might help her cause but ultimately she was accused of treason, convicted and dramatically beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in 1587.
Our Mary Queen of Scots Golden Ale is a well balanced 5% lightly malt flavoured beer with a subtle honey, earthy and lightly spiced aroma.