Scots brewer Innis & Gunn joins forces with iconic Islay distiller to launch limited-edition ale

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has launched a limited-edition beer in collaboration with iconic Islay distiller Laphroaig.

Just 3,400 bottles of Islay Whisky Cask will be available to buy in the UK via the beer-maker’s online store.

The strong amber ale is slowly matured in Laphroaig’s ten-year-old single malt whisky casks.

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Innis & Gunn, which was founded in 2003, has established a reputation for its whisky cask matured ales, with a loyal following among beer lovers at home and overseas.

Innis & Gunn has launched its limited-edition beer in collaboration with the iconic Islay based whisky maker Laphroaig.

Company founder Dougal Gunn Sharp said: “Islay Whisky Cask truly evokes the island that inspires both our brew and the iconic Laphroaig. The rich peated earth and Islay terroir infuse the whisky with its distinctive, complex flavours and it is these that we sought to capture in this bold, limited-edition brew.”

Each bottle is presented in a gift-box, created in collaboration with Scottish artist Hope Blamire, who was commissioned to create an artwork which evoked the atmosphere of Islay.

Chris Richardson of Laphroaig said: “We’re excited to partner with another iconic Scottish drinks brand to bring together the richly peated flavour of Laphroaig with Innis & Gunn’s bold amber beer.

“The Islay Whisky Cask limited-edition is perfect for anyone who loves the unforgettable flavour of Laphroaig and wants to experience it married with the deep, rich flavours of one of Scotland’s top beers.”

Sharp added: “The Islay Whisky Cask collaboration – Innis & Gunn, Laphroaig and Hope Blamire – is a perfect example of the quality that can be achieved when you work innovatively with your craft and unite with other complementary talents.”

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