Tennent’s Lager is Scotland’s best-selling pale lager, with approximately 60% of the Scottish lager market. The lager was first brewed in 1885 by Hugh Tennent, and in 1893 it won the highest award at the Chicago World’s Fair. It is described as a distinctive, well-balanced lager whose sweet, malty flavours combine with a tangy hoppiness to create its crisp, refreshing character. Tennent’s Lager is certified by the Vegetarian Society as being suitable for vegetarians.
The lager was once famous for the design of its cans, which featured photos of various female models printed onto the side – known affectionately as “The Lager Lovelies”. This feature was used by Tennent’s up until the final campaign in 1989. Today, authentic original Lager Lovely cans are highly sought after among collectors. The can design is now a plain silver colour, with the company’s trademark large red “T” featuring prominently.