Most recently Speyside Brewery has collaborated with the largest independent distillery on Speyside to produce an IPA whisky, the first of its kind in the world. From this collaboration, a remarkable whisky cask beer – ScotcHop IPA – has evolved and is now available from the brewery. Call 01309 358 082 for more information or if you would like to place an order.
This unique IPA is the result of a meeting of minds between both expert parties, where we’ve devised a scientific process and recipe that turns whisky-cask ageing of beer on its head. Our specially-designed IPA has sat in whisky casks to impart its resinous hoppiness into the wood; the casks then used to create a unique whisky. So we’ve put flavour into the casks rather than just taking from them, creating the perfect marriage from both the whisky and our IPA. Like all good marriages, it’s been a story of give and take.
The IPA has a pine citrus aroma that is reminiscent of whisky casks sleeping in their warehouse. The initial taste is quite a floral experience with the flavour of the wood to follow. The balance of tastes achieved results in a clean and crisp beer.