The first of its kind – a single malt Scotch whisky finished in aged beer casks, sent back home to California to repeat the cycle. In celebration of Polly, David’s wife, on her 50th birthday, who filled the casks herself. Innovation through collaboration. The beer-cask-finish.
A ‘vatting’ of vintages from the Tullibardine Distillery filled in Firestone Walker’s Beer barrels, shipped to the Highlands. These barrels had started their life maturing bourbon, then going on to help mature Firestone Walker’s Double DBA, a popular and rich Californian barley wine. The Tullibardine single malt has been left to interact with the beer cask for a full 12 months. Curiously delicate and fragrant. All the dark aromas of beer shine through: roasted malt, chocolate, pear, almond, coffee. A taste like no other.