Innis & Gunn teams up with Tullamore DEW to create Kindred Spirits

Craft brewer Innis & Gunn, and distiller Tullamore DEW Irish Whiskey, have collaborated for the first time to create a limited edition Scottish stout.

Kindred Spirits is matured using triple-distilled, triple-blend Irish whisky barrels from Tullamore DEW to create a Scottish Stout that is described as “smooth and delicious, and greater than the sum of its parts”.

The 6.1% abv brew has notes of dark chocolate and coffee alongside hints of vanilla and oak, according to the producers.

Dougal Gunn Sharp, Innis & Gunn’s founder and master brewer, said: “The Scots and Irish share a powerful Celtic connection in our culture and our character, a bond that draws us together with Tullamore DEW. A brew that is greater than the sum of its parts, Kindred Spirits is a celebration of the best of Scots and Irish craftsmanship, and in our partnership using our unique barrel into beer ageing process with Tullamore’s legendary Irish whiskey barrels, it has sparked the creation of an exciting and unique flavour packed alternative to the usual stouts.”

John Quinn, Tullamore’s global brand ambassador, said: “Our partnership with Innis & Gunn brins us closer to a brand that shares our passion for innovation and creating products of exceptional quality and character. Beer and whiskey have always been ‘malt cousins’ because malted barley is a key ingredient in both, and we celebrate this unique bond through DEW and a Brew – the pairing of Tullamore DEW with great craft beers like Kindred Spirits for an evening of full character.”

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