Danish brewers Mikkeller have been playing around with spirits for a while now and their ‘Black’ series brings together the best of both worlds.
Teaming with the Braunstein Distillery, they distilled the Mikkeller Black – their famous 17.5% imperial stout. The small batch runs have been filled into three different cast types (bourbon, oloroso sherry and rum).
The oloroso ex-sherry cask helps bring out the chocolate notes in the massive stout.
These have been sourced and imported by The Oak Barrel so we can drink this alongside the beers we’ve been enjoying for so long.
In their own words:
“The new-make spirit is a very fruity clean spirit, where the hoppiness and the crisp taste of dark malts are what meets your mouth, but it is still a rough spirit – therefore we decided to barrel age it!
European oak has always been the finest casks for maturing whisky, especially sherry cask – and this for a good reason – TASTE! The casks give the black spirit another level where taste of dark chocolate and taste of dark fruits and nuts come in play – A JOY for the whisky drinker.”