Beers aged in Islay Whisky Barrels

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

  1. Ohsaycanyoubeer

    Ohsaycanyoubeer Feb 8, 2012 Colorado

    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. tai4ji2x

    tai4ji2x Aug 10, 2007 Massachusetts
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    brewdog smokehead
     
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  3. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Dec 21, 2011 California
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    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 Sep 4, 2010 California
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    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. tai4ji2x

    tai4ji2x Aug 10, 2007 Massachusetts
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    another one i've really enjoyed was peated embrasse, on draft. the bottled version is crazy expensive tho.
     
  6. shuntstout

    shuntstout Apr 2, 2010 New Mexico
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    Mmmmmmmmmmm
     
  7. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

  8. madnismo

    madnismo Jan 30, 2011 Florida
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    Baladin Xyauyu Fume. Amazing!
     
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  9. DBijnagte

    DBijnagte Dec 7, 2012 Minnesota
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  10. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Sep 21, 2012 Texas

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

    Giovannilucano Feb 24, 2011 Wyoming

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    This is my friends bottle but hopefully we will try it this year!
     
  12. tai4ji2x

    tai4ji2x Aug 10, 2007 Massachusetts
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    original post:

     
  13. madnismo

    madnismo Jan 30, 2011 Florida
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    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 Jan 30, 2011 Florida
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    Im drinking the Brewdog Paradox Jura right now and its really good!
     
  15. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    Mikkeller did a scotch barrel Black Hole. It was disgusting. I drainpoored that crap
     
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  16. BobZ

    BobZ Jun 24, 2009 Massachusetts

  17. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    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 Jul 12, 2009 Illinois
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    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 Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    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 Jun 9, 2010 Minnesota
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  21. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    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 Jul 12, 2009 Illinois
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    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.
     
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