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Tartan Details - Porter Drinkers', The

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Porter Drinkers', The" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 10512
Designer: Kinding, Thomas
Tartan date: 07/10/2004
Registration date: 21 November 2011
Category: Fashion
Restrictions: Yes. The Porter Drinkers’ tartan is intended for wear by everyone everywhere who likes this black brew.
The Porter Drinkers' tartan may only be woven with written consent of the designer, Thomas Kinding, or his representative.


Registration notes: Porter has been brewed in Sweden since the end of the 18th century, and in Gothenburg since 1813. Its production was stimulated by the flourishing overseas contacts of the city’s merchants. One of these merchants was David Carnegie, the grandson of George, a Captain of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Life Guards, who took refuge in Gothenburg after the Battle of Culloden. David became a wholesale merchant and, in 1836, he bought a sugar refinery and a porter brewery. The colours of the Porter Drinkers’ tartan are taken from the labels: black is an obvious allusion to the dark, full-bodied potion, while yellow might be taken as symbolic of a certain moderate sweetness. The thin red line could be interpreted as the distinct “tang” that Porter drinkers instantly recognize as the hallmark of a fine porter. The Porter Drinkers’ tartan is for anyone who likes this black brew to wear.
Registrant details: Mr Thomas Kinding, 12 Pontus Wiknersgatan, Gothenburg, Sweden, Sweden, 412 57
[email protected]
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