Innis & Gunn and Laphroaig team up again with Islay Whisky Cask Ale


Innis & Gunn has announced a new collaboration with Laphroaig, to brew their limited edition, Islay Whisky Cask Ale.

‘Islay Whisky Cask’ is a 7.4% Scottish red ale that has been aged for 12 weeks in rare Laphroaig single malt whisky Quarter Casks and will be available online from next week.

The collaboration was first launched last year and became Innis & Gunn’s fastest selling limited-edition, selling out in record time both through Innis & Gunn’s online shop and across international markets. For 2022, the brewer has been able to release more beer to meet demand, but, according to Innis & Gunn, the rarity of the casks in which the beer has been matured means availability will still remain limited.

Dougal Gunn Sharp, Founder and Master Brewer, Innis & Gunn said, “’Islay Whisky Cask’ is a truly distinctive beer which offers both beer and whisky lovers a very special, completely unique, drinking experience. The packaging immediately evokes the island of Islay and from the moment you open the bottle, you are transported, welcomed by the iconic, unmistakable Laphroaig aroma.

“Innis & Gunn’s collaboration with Laphroaig last year was so well received, we knew we wanted to brew this inimitable beer again and make it even better, if we could. This year, we used rare Laphroaig Quarter Casks. These unusually small casks provide a greater contact area between beer and cask, resulting in incredible depth of flavour and intensity in the finished beer.

Chris Richardson, Global Senior Director, Laphroaig added, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Innis & Gunn, a brand that shares not only our Scottish heritage, but more importantly our dedication to craftsmanship and quality.

“This second ‘Islay Whisky Cask’ release brings the influence of our Quarter Casks to life beautifully, balancing hints of peat smoke and brine with the deep malty notes of a Scottish Red Ale. It’s a new way to experience Laphroaig’s signature bold flavour that whisky fans and beer lovers alike are sure to enjoy.”

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