19 Feb 2018
We’ve collaborated for the first time with Tullamore D.E.W., bringing together the very best of Scots and Irish craftsmanship to launch our newest Limited Edition: Kindred Spirits.
Using our unique barrel ageing process, this Scottish Stout has been matured using Tullamore’s legendary triple distilled whiskey barrels creating a rich and delicious Irish Whiskey barrel-aged stout. A perfect pairing of the character of Innis & Gunn’s rich flavour packed beer, and the sweet, spicy, smooth taste of Tullamore D.E.W. with notes of dark chocolate and coffee alongside hints of vanilla.
To mark this special collaboration, Kindred Spirits celebrates the rich part that music plays in both Scottish and Irish culture, as much as whiskey and beer, by bringing together one of each country’s finest musical exports to collaborate on a cover of a traditional Scottish folk song. Irish band Ash and Scotland’s Frightened Rabbit met over a Kindred Spirits in our hometown of Edinburgh to create the Kindred Sessions, now available to watch online:
Dougal Gunn Sharp, Innis & Gunn’s founder and master brewer, commented:
“The Scots and Irish share a powerful Celtic connection in our culture and our character, a bond that draws us together with Tullamore D.E.W. A brew that is greater than the sum of its parts, Kindred Spirits is a celebration of the best of Scots and Irish craftsmanship, and in our partnership using our unique barrel into beer ageing process with Tullamore’s legendary Irish whiskey barrels, it has sparked the creation of an exciting and unique flavour packed alternative to the usual stouts.”
John Quinn, Tullamore D.E.W. Global Brand Ambassador, commented:
“Our partnership with Innis & Gunn brings us closer to a brand that shares our passion for innovation and creating products of exceptional quality and character. Beer and whiskey have always been ‘malt cousins’ because malted barley is a key ingredient in both, and we celebrate this unique bond through D.E.W. and a Brew – the pairing of Tullamore D.E.W. with great craft beers like Kindred Spirits for an evening full of true character.”
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