OPLAND SMALL BATCH - BEER AND BOURBON
Opland Small Batch Beer Cask
The Opland Small Batch Beer Cask is a result of a collaboration with beer producer Nøgne Ø in Grimstad, Norway. When maturing aquavit on a cask that has previously stored both aquavit and dark beer the taste elements of vanilla and caramel is enhanced. Also in company to the taste elements of dark notes of licorice, coffee and chocolate from the beer and the casks, the Opland Small Batch Beer casks has a rounded spice character and long, soft finish.
The Opland Small Batch Beer Cask is a result of a collaboration with beer producer Nøgne Ø in Grimstad, Norway. Ten previously used aquavit barrels was sent to Grimstad, filled with beer and resulting in an Imperial Rye Porter and a Saison resting for half a year on the casks. The barrels were then returned and filled with a five-year-old Opland previously stored on sherry casks. Opland Small Batch Beer Cask is best enjoyed alone or with a cold beer such as Inappropriate Gardening from Nøgne Ø.
Opland Small Batch Bourbon Cask
Stored on a cask for six years, which is rare, the Opland Small Batch Bourbon is an astonishing experience of the combination of traditional aquavit spices from the Gammel Opland recipe and the smokey elements from the bourbon cask.
The Opland Small Batch Bourbon is matured for a total of six years. The base is Gammel Opland matured for four years on Oloroso Sherry-casks before being further matured on American bourbon casks for an additional two years. This gives a rich and complex taste and aroma of oak and caraway, and bourbon notes vanilla and coconut. The Small Batch Bourbon will likely please bourbon and whiskey enthusiasts as well as the aquavit enthusiast.