OPLAND SMALL BATCH - BEER AND BOURBON

Opland Small Batch Beer Cask

The Opland Small Batch Beer Cask is the result of a collaboration with craft beer producer Nøgne Ø in Grimstad, Norway. A rich and malty aquavit with complex flavours of caraway, warm citrus and liquorice, with cask notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee from the casks themselves and the beer previously matured in them. Opland Small Batch Beer Cask has a long, rounded finish.  

Background

The Opland Small Batch Beer Cask is a result of a collaboration with craft beer producer Nøgne Ø in Grimstad, Norway. Ten previously used aquavit barrels was sent to Grimstad, filled with beer and resulting in a aquavit-cask matured Imperial Rye Porter after half a year in the casks. The barrels were then returned and filled with a five-year-old Opland previously matured in sherry casks. Opland Small Batch Beer Cask is best enjoyed by itself or with a cold beer, such as Inappropriate Gardening from Nøgne Ø.

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Opland Small Batch Bourbon Cask

Stored in casks 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 oaky elements from the virgin casks of American white oak.

Background

The Opland Small Batch Bourbon is matured for a total of six years. The base is Gammel Opland matured for four years in Oloroso sherry-casks before being further matured in virgin American white oak bourbon-style casks for an additional two years. This gives a rich and complex taste and aroma of oak and caraway, and typical bourbon-type notes of vanilla, oak and coconut. The Small Batch Bourbon will likely please bourbon and whisky enthusiasts, as well as the aquavit lovers.