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Beer Pick: Innis & Gunn Rum Cask

Innis & Gunn Rum Cask, Innis & Gunn Brewing Co., Edinburgh, Scotland

$11.99/four-pack at metro beverage stores.

I&G Rum Cask

Profile: Scotland’s Innis & Gunn is well known for its distinctive oak-aged beer. The brewery’s newest limited-edition offering is first matured for 60 days in American white oak barrels, then finished for an additional 47 days in oak barrels that once contained navy rum. The result is a lovely red ale with a profusion of complex aromas and flavors that range from woody, spicy and fruity to notes of coconut and toffee, with a lingering sweetness in the finish.

Pair with: Sweet toffee and rum flavors make Innis & Gunn Rum Cask a natural complement for the likes of creme brulee, creme caramel or rum cake. Spice and oak suggest an interesting match for rum-glazed barbecued baby back ribs. Or try it with coconut or rum-glazed shrimp.

Bob Townsend is editor of Southern Brew News, a bimonthly beer publication distributed throughout the Southeast: www.brewingnews.com/southernbrew

5 comments Add your comment

Niklas

November 4th, 2010
8:25 am

Are there two versions of this beer? I picked up a 4-pack last week and the label indicated 57 days of aging, not 107. Regardless of the aging time, it was a great beer.

kp

November 8th, 2010
12:24 pm

4-packs of individually boxed beers?

Niklas

November 8th, 2010
1:01 pm

The new rum-cask Innis & Gunn also comes in smaller bottles in a standard 4-pack carrier.

btownsend

November 8th, 2010
2:34 pm

Sorry for the confusion. The 4-packs are new. We ran a 4-pack photo in print. But the the file was too large to go on the blog so I put up an old Rum Cask photo. Same beer/ different packaging. Aging details on I&G website are same as above. Not sure why that would be different on the label you bought.

kp

November 9th, 2010
3:45 pm

You’re just adding the confusion on purpose in order to get more traffic on your blog. :-)

I never realized they had some many different versions of their barrel aged beers.