There’s always an Innis & Gunn in the hopper. Always. There’s still at least one after this, and we’re heading into their holiday try-shit-oramathon season, so I would assume there will be still more after that.
Which is great. Covid has been hell on the stockpile.
Can’t remember exactly when we did this one, likely last… Christmas? or in the Spring? Either way, today’s the day. Innis & Gunn Rye Whiskey Cask Ruby Scotch Ale because Dad likes reds and ales and red ales and ruby sounds vaguely red coloured, right? Yay, big beer in a tube.
Innis & Gunn’s website has gone straight into the shitter tho. I can’t reliably find information on beers they’ve made, there’s no archive, and style wise it’s very tucked-in-plaid-shirt, if you know what I’m saying.
I don’t even know what I’m saying, but if you go look at it you’ll see exactly what I mean. Here’s what Dad & I thought:
dad – malty (deep)
me – maple, rye, grains
Dad – tastes more like a dark ale than an amber/red, caramel
me – lighter than expected, big malt
Dad – very little, quite clean
me – very clean for barrel aged and bottle conditioned
overall – rare example where all the things work
Dad – 7.5/10
me – 8/10
Try it? Yes. Buy it? Yes.