Duvel Barrel Aged: the hop devil meets St Patrick
Discover Duvel Barrel Aged nr 7 - the Irish Whiskey Edition
Great news from the cellars of our brewery... the seventh batch of Duvel Barrel Aged is ready! Duvel Barrel Aged, the Irish Whiskey edition, is a unique strong tasting beer, brewed with respect for the authentic taste of Duvel but with a surprising Irish twist: smoky notes of oak, vanilla and a hint of peat.
The first Duvel Barrel Aged saw the light of day in 2017. A unique beer aged in wooden whisky barrels from renowned American bourbon distilleries. Six successful editions of Duvel Barrel Aged later, this time the Duvel brewers went to Ireland for oak whiskey barrels from the renowned Teeling distillery in the heart of Dublin. A distillery that shares Duvel’s passion for quality, craftsmanship and innovation.
#01 - DUVEL & WHISKEY: A DEVILISH COMBINATION
By ageing the original Duvel in oak Irish Whiskey barrels, the speciality beer acquired smoky notes of oak and vanilla, and a beautiful copper colour.
Hedwig Neven, master brewer: "From exotic Barbados - where we got the rum casks for the latest Barrel Aged batch, it was off to Dublin, Ireland. We knocked on the door of a fantastic distillery with a good reputation and a long history. Not only did we meet passionate distillers there, but we also found the perfect casks at Teeling Whiskey to age our Duvel in. That is always exciting, because you really only have 'one shot' to get it right and you always have to wait and see how the flavour evolves. But I am very proud of the result and I hope my colleagues in Dublin are too."
#02 - A TOUCH OF IRELAND IN OCTOBER
Duvel Barrel Aged Irish Whiskey Edition will be available from the end of October 2022. And because the experience and the beer are so unique, the beer comes in a special gift box.
The design of this limited edition Duvel Barrel Aged also stands out. The 75 cl bottle was beautifully decorated, via a screen printing technique, with the distinctive clover symbol in a typical green Irish colour. Besides a very tasty beer, will this Shamrock deliver you an extra portion of good luck?
#03 - HOW TO SERVE
A beer that has aged to perfection deserves special treatment. Ideally, you should serve Duvel Barrel Aged Irish Whiskey Edition at a temperature between 8°C and 10°C.
The heavenly aroma is best appreciated in the specially designed glass that comes in the gift box. A wine glass, a tulip glass or a tumbler can, of course, also be used to enjoy a Duvel Barrel Aged.
Duvel Barrel Aged, the Irish Whiskey Edition, is a beer for connoisseurs, epicureans and Duvel lovers. It’s made to be enjoyed with friends and family. Perfect to serve at the end of a festive meal or next to a crackling fire this autumn.