by craig motyka
Innis & Gunn Original
Bestbeerbuzz edit – Thanks again Craig, you’re keeping me busy! Great work on the photo!
Innis & Gunn Original is the beer that started it all for Innis & Gunn brewing company in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2003.
The beer was originally created to impart a special ale flavor to Scotch Whiskydistillers. The ale would be aged in oak barrels then thrown away!! Workers at the distillery decided to taste the ale, and Innis & Gunn had their first oak aged recipe.
Today, Innis & Gunn Original is matured for 77 days, aged in American white oak for 30 days then sent off to a marrying tun for an extra 47 days.
As you state, tasting notes of Malt, Toffee, Vanilla and Oak characterize the flavor profile, and the oak aging mellows the high alcohol content of 6.6%.
Excellent pairing choices as Innis & Gunn Original pairs well with grilled seafood and curries.