Powerscourt Distillery & O’Brother Imperial Stout Collaboration
We at Powerscourt Distillery are delighted to announce we have entered into a collaboration with the guys in O’Brother Brewing using our Fercullen 18yo Single Malt and 8yo Blended casks to finish a fantastic Imperial Stout. Our Fercullen 18-Year-Old Single Malt has been expertly distilled and set aside to mature in bourbon barrels by one of Ireland’s most accomplished Master Distillers Noel Sweeney. Our Fercullen 8-Year Old is a blend of carefully selected casks of aged malt and grain whiskeys, aged in seasoned oak giving it a rounded smoothness and unique depth of flavour that draws from a rich background of grain, malt and toasted oak. These Casks were then used to age an Imperial Stout for 9 months.
To celebrate this we have put together our Imperial Pack consisting of:
- 1x 70cl bottle of 8yo Fercullen Blended Whiskey
- 2x 44cl can of O’Brother Opus One Imperial Stout
- 2x Fercullen Tuath glasses
- 1 x Imperial Stout glass
- All for €50!
See what the guys from O’Brother Brewing have to say about the release below:
O’Brother Brewing “Good things come to those that wait”, they say, and we feel this one really was worth waiting for…Opus.One
- Single Limited Release.
- Imperial Stout aged for 9 months in Fercullen 18 Year Old Single Malt and 8 Year Old Single Grain Whiskey barrels. 12.5% ABV.
Now, when it comes to special releases, they are all special – there’s always something unique, new and interesting that excites both us and the guys at O’Brother Brewing . But this special release is maybe ‘especially’ special for us. As students, we spent many happy summers working in beautiful Powerscourt Gardens, and we even had a brief stint working on the construction of their award winning golf course too, so it’s a place that’s really close to our hearts.
Serendipitously, we’ve known the guys in the distillery for a long time too, and we’ve been closely following them and the epic rise and rise of the distillery and the Fercullen Whiskey story. So when the stars finally aligned last year, for this opportunity to work together on our very fist barrel project, we knew this was the perfect fit.
Carefully selected casks, 18 Year Old Single Malt and 8 Year Old Single Grain, filled with a big, luscious stout and patiently (and nervously!) matured, undisturbed for 9 months in the brewery have produced this rich, powerful liquid.Sweet vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, a touch of liquorice, bourbon, oak, ripe red fruit and dark chocolate notes have all been infused from the mature whiskey (ex-bourbon) casks and add huge depth and complexity, and a surprising drinkability, to this big hitter.
Drinking beautifully now, or lay a few down in the cellar for future enjoyment (or both!), this beer will develop and evolve for years to come.
The limited edition foil label features an abstract painting of Powerscourt Waterfall in oil.