Friday, December 8, 2023

Beer of the Week Made in an Irish Whiskey Barrel


A Scottish stout mellowed with oats and an Irish whiskey cask. It contains the essential building blocks of Innis and Gunn beers.

Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Cask

88 points

The beers of Innis & Gunn Brewing Company are mostly brewed and packaged at the Tennant Caledonian Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow. Innis & Gunn has announced that it will be building a new large scale brewery in its hometown of Edinburgh. If realized, it would be the first new, large-scale brewery to be born in the capital in 150 years.

The Innis & Gunn Brewery, located in Perth on the eastern edge of Scotland, is a unit built more for experimentation. The company’s barrel-aged beers are also produced there. This is oat stout. It is matured for 51 days in Irish whiskey barrels. The aroma of the dark brown beer has hints of vanilla that has been plucked off the tree. Taste follows a more cocoa-like and toffee-like line. Fairly sweet from start to finish, but not monotonous.

The Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Cask is a simple introduction to beer crafted in whiskey casks. It is sliced ​​with the rather rare Hercules variety, which should give off floral, pine and black pepper tones. Although they come out quite a lot.

Country of manufacture: Scotland.

Alcohol content: 6.1%.

Availability: Elco (4.48 Euro, 0.33 l).

Food recommendation: White Chocolate Pistachio Cake.

Score: 95-100: Classic 90-94: Excellent 85-89: Good 80-84: Satisfactory 70-80: Avoidable -69: Poor

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