SPEYSIDE whisky barrels have been used in two of three new cask-aged beers from Glasgow’s Merchant City Brewing Company.
Casks from Glenfarclas were used to produce Jaggery Imperial Stout – a dark, strong stout made with six different types of grain, Jaggery and cold brew coffee, which was aged in the Speyside ex-sherry whisky casks; and the Glenfarclas cask-aged IPA, which combines the brewery’s ‘hop-forward’ IPA with a sweeter flavour from the cask to create a “delicate balance with the bitter bite of the IPA”. The third new beer is a bourbon barrel-aged Chocolate Stout with Sour Cherry – the brewery’s chocolate stout aged for four months in bourbon barrels with sour cherries and 100% cocoa chocolate. All three beers are available in 330ml and 500ml bottles.
The brewery has also launched two new pilot series beers: Kristall Weizen and a new chocolate stout.