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Beer barrel

Postby recordmeister » Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:08 am

Odd question, but has a whisk(e)y ever been finished in a beer barrel? I know you can get the Innish and Gunn (spelling?) beer from Edinburgh that is finished in whisky barrels for something like 70 days, and it is excellent. I'm not sure if it would work the other way around, but it would be interesting to see if it has been tried!
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Postby fishboy » Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:15 am

I know that Grant's have done an "ale cask" version of their blend. Not sure about malts though.....

http://www.thedrinkshop.com/products/nl ... rodid=2219

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Postby Frodo » Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:45 am

That's the only one I've heard of!
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Postby recordmeister » Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:47 am

Thanks fishboy, that is exactly the sort of thing I'm looking for. No idea what it'll taste like...
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Postby Frodo » Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:49 am

I can't remember specific flavours but I remember I liked it, and thought it was sold at an appropriate price...
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Postby Leither » Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:55 am

RM - Sainsbury's stock it:

Grants Ale Cask Whisky, 70cl

Price Promotion Qty
£12.99/unit
£18.56/ltr

Description
ABV: 40%.

Blended Scotch whisky finished in Ale Casks for a distinctive character.

Distilled by William Grant & Sons, winners of the International Spirit Challenge for the 3rd year running in 2001.

"Unique finishing in casks that once contained Edinburgh Strong Ale lends this blend its smooth creamy texture" David Stewart, Master Blender.

The ale's malty tones lead on to a satisfying long, honeyed finish
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Postby recordmeister » Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:08 pm

Ah; thanks L. Think i'll get one of them at that price!
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Postby r900p » Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:51 pm

It's been done in a herring cask!!!
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