St Petersburg, Russia

Founded by John Stein M.P. (1769 - 1814)

John established a porter brewery in Russia obtaining an exclusive license which deprived the Southwark firm Barclay, Perkins and Co of a lively trade. This enterprise was doubtless managed by his father, James of Kilbagie, who died in Riga on 15 August 1804.

In 1814 it was said of John - 'a man entirely devoted to the service of his country wherever it did not interfere with his own interest'. 


Read more about Porter stout on Martin Cornell's website 'Zythophile - Beer now and then'.  

Experts Comments

“The historical significance of Kennetpans to the history of distilling, even if little appreciated, can hardly be over-stated. This is the crucible in which the modern Scotch whisky industry was formed.”

Ian Buxton
Whisky Writer
Keeper of the Quaich
Ex Group Marketing Director for Glenmorangie