Innis & Gunn x Laphroaig Islay Whisky Cask Ale is a Red Ale beer that has been barrel-aged in Laphroaig whiskey casks. This review takes a look at the recent re-brew of the beer, which is said to be similar to the original but with some differences.

The beer comes in a nice presentation case, which is just a cardboard box, but it has plenty of information on the back. The bottle itself is a standard beer bottle, nothing too special, but it is a deep Red Ale with a dark appearance. The head on the beer isn't long-lasting, but at 7.4% alcohol content, this is not surprising. The beer has a clear head that looks appetising and the aroma is strong with notes of Scotch whiskey, saltiness, and a hint of roasty caramel malt.

When tasted, the beer is quite thin and easy to drink despite its strength. The whiskey aroma is present on the nose, but when drinking, the beer tastes like a deep, rich, slightly smoked malt Red Ale. It is not until the aftertaste that the notes of peated Scotch become apparent. The beer is said to be a little too cool to be optimal, but the reviewer sets it aside and goes on to talk about the differences between this re-brew and the original.

The original beer was made a couple of years ago and was the most expensive beer the reviewer had ever purchased. The beer was sold out, and the reviewer had to pay a premium to get ahold of it. The recent re-brew, however, is said to be made in larger volumes and is now available in supermarkets. The packaging and descriptions of the two beers are different, which leads the reviewer to believe that they are not the same.

In conclusion, Innis & Gunn x Laphroaig Islay Whisky Cask Ale is a good beer with a strong whiskey flavour. The re-brew is similar to the original, but there are some differences in terms of packaging and descriptions. Whether or not the re-brew is as good as the original is up for debate, but it is still a good beer and is worth trying.

Beer has been a staple drink in the UK for centuries, and the use of barrel ageing in beer-making dates back to the 16th century. The practice of ageing beer in barrels was originally used to preserve the beer and keep it fresh for longer periods of time. In the modern era, barrel ageing is still used, but it is also a way to infuse different flavours into the beer. The most commonly used barrels are those that have previously held whiskey, and this is where the practice of barrel-ageing beer in whiskey casks originates.

In recent years, there has been a surge in the popularity of barrel-aged beers, and they are now widely available in pubs and supermarkets. The use of whiskey casks in the ageing process has become particularly popular, and it is not uncommon to find beers that have been aged in casks from the likes of Laphroaig, Macallan, and Glenfiddich. These beers are highly sought after and are a must-try for any beer lover.

Click here for more of my craft beer reviews;