Beers aged in Islay Whisky Barrels

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Ohsaycanyoubeer, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. I'm sitting here drinking a Lagavulin 16 and thinking that the richness of this would go great into a beer. I can only think of two off the top of my head... JW Lee's and Baladin Xyauyu.

    Are there any others?
  2. brewdog smokehead
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  3. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Advocate (510) California Dec 21, 2011 Verified

    The most recent Stone Quingenti beers were partially aged in Islay Whiskey barrels. It was the Highway 78 Scotch Ale. The batch 2 more so, apparently it imparts a peat smokiness to the beer. Curious to crack it open.
  4. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Champion (795) California Sep 4, 2010 Verified

    Also I'm pretty sure the Schlafly Anny this year was aged in Islay barrels. I didn't read it anywhere but it did have a super phenolic smoke to it. It was awesome.
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  5. another one i've really enjoyed was peated embrasse, on draft. the bottled version is crazy expensive tho.
  6. shuntstout

    shuntstout Aficionado (245) New Mexico Apr 2, 2010 Verified

  7. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,430) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

  8. madnismo

    madnismo Savant (430) Florida Jan 30, 2011 Verified

    Baladin Xyauyu Fume. Amazing!
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  9. DBijnagte

    DBijnagte Savant (260) Minnesota Dec 7, 2012

  10. I believe there are some J.W. Lees beers aged in Lagavulin or Laphroaig barrels. I forget which.
  11. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Savant (460) Wyoming Feb 24, 2011


    This is my friends bottle but hopefully we will try it this year!
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  13. madnismo

    madnismo Savant (430) Florida Jan 30, 2011 Verified

    JW lees is Lagavulin, Port, sherry and calvados all awesome barleywines! they also said they wouldn't mind using bourbon in the future!
  14. madnismo

    madnismo Savant (430) Florida Jan 30, 2011 Verified

    Im drinking the Brewdog Paradox Jura right now and its really good!
  15. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (670) Missouri May 11, 2012 Verified

    Mikkeller did a scotch barrel Black Hole. It was disgusting. I drainpoored that crap
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  16. BobZ

    BobZ Advocate (600) Massachusetts Jun 24, 2009

  17. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (655) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Verified

    Paradox Islay by Brewdog, though they may not make it anymore. Someone also might have linked it already, I'm too lazy to click around.

    So in sum, the beer I'm suggesting may not exist anymore. Take it or leave it.
  18. jpsy422

    jpsy422 Savant (305) Illinois Jul 12, 2009

    It's still totally findable, even on the shelves. Local place had about 6 left at about $10/ea had one a few weeks ago, it was good.
  19. Handle

    Handle Savant (405) North Carolina Mar 16, 2009

    La Trappe's Oak-aged Quadrupel (Batch 8) has a good bit of Islay smoke to it, though the bottle (and their website) do not specify the type of barrels used. In fact, they say "whiskey" instead of "whisky," but I'd bet some of the barrels once held Islay scotch of some kind.

    It's an absolutely phenomenal beer, if a bit pricey.
  20. tuckerlikesbeer

    tuckerlikesbeer Savant (325) Minnesota Jun 9, 2010 Verified

  21. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (655) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Verified

    That's good. I had one a few months ago that was just god awful, not sure if there was a problem with the bottle or if it was just my taste.
  22. jpsy422

    jpsy422 Savant (305) Illinois Jul 12, 2009

    Probably a little of both. I mean, it's a 2008 bottle so if it was improperly stored for any of that its going to really show it. Also, the Islay whiskey definitely has a unique and acquired taste.