Any whisky distillery that displays a row of beers proudly bearing it’s name always endears itself to me.
Tullibardine is one such distillery.
1488 Whisky Beer is a collaboration between Tullibardine Distillery – who provide the barrels – and Black Wolf Brewery – who make the beer.
1488 is the year a young James IV ordered some beers from a local Tullibardine brewery.
This modern ale celebrates that long tradition of brewing & distilling in Tullibardine.
Alas there is no longer a brewery in the town – so nearby Black Wolf Brewery of Stirling do the honours.
A dark brown ale colour & consistency.
A malty, bready nose.
Quite light on the palate with mild carbonation.
The whisky barrel ageing gives a heavier treacly undertow to the proceedings.
An enjoyable pour that symbolises the rich history & craftship of brewing & distilling in the Central Belt of Scotland.