When the temperature’s approaching 90 (32), sometimes a cold beer just sounds better than a glass of whisky. Northing wrong with that….especially when the beer has whisky in its DNA. More brewers are experimenting with aging their beers in whisky casks, and one of the most unusual comes from Scotland’s Harviestoun Brewery. Ola Dubh is aged in casks from Highland Park’s 12, 16, and 30-year-old malts, and each beer bears the special characteristics of its corresponding malt. We’ll hear from Harviestoun’s master brewer Stuart Cail in this week’s episode. In the news, an update on Auchentoshan’s new line of malts from new distillery manager Iain McCallum and a preview of some of the fall’s new whiskies.
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