Innis & Gunn in stout tie-up with Irish distiller

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has launched a limited edition stout in a tie-up with Irish distiller Teeling Whiskey.

Innis & Gunn's Kith & Kin stout is aged in barrels used to produce Teeling's whiskey. Picture: Alan Richardson

Called Kith & Kin, Innis & Gunn’s 5.8 per cent ABV beer was aged in barrels used to produce Teeling’s whiskey with hints of dark chocolate, coffee and treacle, as well vanilla and spice.

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More than 130,000 bottles of the limited edition have been produced at Innis & Gunn’s Inveralmond brewery in Perth and the barrels used in the ageing process will now be used to create a stout-finished whiskey, which Teeling plans to release in the spring.

Dougal Sharp, Innis & Gunn’s founder and master brewer, said: “We’ve always held a great deal of admiration for Teeling’s ethos of quality and innovation. Like us, they are uncompromising when it comes to flavour and I was intrigued to see what we could create together.”