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

“Kennetpans is an important site in the Historic development of the whisky industry, and for something to survive since 18th century and being an early forerunner in the industrial revolution of Scotland, I agree it should be saved.”

Alan Winchester
Whisky Historian
Master Distiller The Glenlivet Distilleries