Innis & Gunn launch limited-edition beer in collaboration with Laphroaig whisky

Scottish brewers Innis & Gunn team up with Laphroaig for a limited-edition 'Whisky Cask Ale'. And when it's gone, it's gone!

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Whisky and beer lovers of FoodTribe, listen up! Today is your lucky day.

Those innovative Scottish brewers Innis & Gunn have gone and done it again. This time, they've collaborated with famous smoky whisky makers Laphroaig to create a limited-edition beer: 'Whisky Cask Ale'.

It's available from the Innis & Gunn online shop now, and when it's gone, it's gone.

Only 3,400 330ml bottles of this 7.4% amber ale have been made, with each bottle presented in a gift-box created in collaboration with famous Scottish artist Hope Blamire, which was created to evoke the atmosphere of Islay.

Dougal Gunn Sharp, founder of Innis and Gunn said, “Working with Hope Blamire completes a strong Scottish trio of raw Scottish craftsmanship." He says Blamire beautifully captures the rugged beauty of Islay and the packaging shows drinkers that they are in for something special.

Made for both whisky and beer lovers alike, the Whisky Cask Ale is slowly matured in Laphroaig 10-year-old single malt Scotch whisky casks. The signature Laphroaig expression is what gives the ale its unique flavours, extracting flavours from within the whisky casks during its 12-week maturation.

Apparently the beer has aromas of peat smoke and brine, iconic to Laphroaig, with hints of vanilla and floral notes combined with Innis & Gunn's hallmark deep, malty flavour.

Chris Richardson, global director of Laphroaig whisky, said, “We’re excited to partner with another iconic Scottish drinks brand to bring together the richly peated flavour of Laphroaig with Innis & Gunn’s bold amber beer."

The ‘Islay Whisky Cask’ limited-edition is perfect for anyone who loves the unforgettable flavour of Laphroaig and wants to experience it married with the deep, rich flavours of one of Scotland’s top beers, Richardson says.

Would you try the Whisky Cask Ale?

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Comments (5)

  • Ooh I LOVE Innis & Gunn beers... might have to treat myself to one of these.

      27 days ago
    • Pity, my wife and I won't have a chance to try it. It's in such a small quantity, it will never reach Australia. I have heard of Innis and Gunn, but never seen it on sale here.

        27 days ago
    • I wonder if they sale online?

        27 days ago
  • I love everything Islay and having it in a beer would be great 👍. One problem, though. It won't reach Australia 🇦🇺. One great idea just struck me. Lagavulan is owned by Diageo. Guinness is a major partner in Diageo. What about Guinness in Lagavulan barrels!!! Hope my idea will reach someone from Diageo management!

      27 days ago
  • Never heard of them 🤔

      27 days ago
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