The “Angels be Damned” Glenturret whisky-barrel-aged-beer was a project that began back in January 2018. We worked with the St Andrews Brewing Company to produce two whisky-barrel-aged Scotch Ales. We identified two ex-Sherry seasoned hogshead casks that were imminent for bottling, one of the casks contained 12 years old matured Glenturret whisky and the other 14 years old matured Glenturret whisky. Once the whisky was sent for bottling we then transported the casks to St Andrews Brewing Company where they were filled with one of their signature Scotch Ales.
St Andrews waited for a few months for the flavours of the whisky casks to combine with the flavours of the ale. After four months the brewery began taste testing the products and decided to leave the beer to mature in the casks for a further three months. With the flavours peaking at seven months the brewery decanted the beer into stunning 750cl sharing bottles ready to be enjoyed in a 12 years old and 14 years old edition.
Angels Be Damned Tasting Notes:
12 Years Old Barrel Aged Scotch Ale 9.8% ABV
Appearance: Deep Amber
Aroma: Gentle lemon peel citrus and salted caramel aromas give way to crisp malt notes and a hint of banana
Taste: Beautifully delicate oak initially, followed by bitter lemon and digestive biscuit flavours. Heather honey notes follow soon after
Finish: A suggestion of pear and slightly spicy to finish