Brewgooder, Bruichladdich and Vault City join forces for a new project
SCOTTISH ethical beer brand Brewgooder, Edinburgh craft brewer Vault City and Islay’s Bruichladdich distillery joined forces to create a whisky sour beer that aims to raise money to support clean water charity projects.
The first four bottles of the collaborative beer, which were personally labelled and signed by Vault City’s head brewer, are being auctioned by Whisky Auctioneer, with proceeds going to charity: water – an organisation that brings clean drinking water to developing countries.
Inspired by the Whisky Sour cocktail, the 11% ABV beer was aged for nine months in Bruichladdich casks prior to bottling; the collaboration is said to be the first time Bruichladdich’s Classic Laddie casks have left Islay to be used for beer maturation.
Brewgooder founder Alan Mahon said: “This beer is not only innovative, unique and delicious, it also has the potential at auction to be the most impactful beer ever made for a good cause, producing literally thousands of litres of water for those who need it.
“The craft and love that went into this beer from Vault City and Bruichladdich is evident from the finished product and we know that this lot will make one lucky beer and whisky enthusiast, and possibly hundreds of other less fortunate people very happy.”