We used our own I&G ale malt to impart a rich, well-balanced malty backbone to this beer. This combined with Crystal malt, roasted barley and a little wheat gives a creamy head. The Super Styrian hops add a light bitterness and gentle aromatic character, which complement the flavour of the malt perfectly. We filled it into first fill American Bourbon casks and left it to mature over 100 days, so the brew would mellow and take on lots of rich caramel and vanilla flavours from the wood. The casks also lend a creaminess to the beer, so that it becomes extra smooth and easy to drink over time. We bottle conditioned this beer with yeast, leaving a little sugar in the matured beer, which means that over time, the beer will develop and change, becoming richer and more complex the longer you leave it. This beer is crafted to be enjoyed on the day of release, but because of the yeast that we’ve included in the bottle, it will continue to condition well beyond its official ’best before’ date.