Limited edition Duvel Distilled Batch Three is released: Aged in barrels for ten years
- The Duvel brewing, fermenting and re-fermenting process takes about 90 days. This beer forms the basis of Duvel Distilled.
- Duvel Distilled batch three is aged for ten years in oak barrels (a combination of whiskey and sherry barrels), resulting in a warming drink with floral aromas and hints of vanilla.
- There are just 14,280 numbered bottles available.
Duvel Distilled (40% abv) 10 years old, is now available as a limited edition from specialist spirits distributors in China, the Netherlands and the home Belgian market priced RRP 49,95€. The perfect serve for Duvel Distilled is in a tumbler over ice or simply neat in a small tulip glass.
Floral aromas with a touch of vanilla
Duvel Distilled is a pure, almost transparent spirit with straw yellow and golden hues with an aroma of vanilla, raisins and toffee. Allowing the spirit to mature in oak bourbon and sherry barrels has provided the liquor with a subtle vanilla touch. The finish is characterised by a warming mouthfeel.
Ten years of patience in a bottle
Since 2006, the Duvel Moortgat brewers have been working on a product that combines the best of the Belgian brewing and distillation worlds: Duvel Distilled. Part of the basic brew for regular Duvel beer was set aside, distilled and then aged for ten years in oak bourbon and sherry barrels. The result is an exclusive Duvel based spirit that after two successful batches, is now ready for a third series.
“We are fascinated by different brewing techniques, but also by distillation and aging. We distilled the basic brew for Duvel into a strong alcoholic beverage. Then we filtered the distillate and let it mature for years in oak bourbon and sherry barrels. This autumn, we are launching Duvel Distilled, which has been aged in barrels for ten years. Some things are worth the wait!” says Hedwig Neven, brewmaster at Duvel Moortgat.
Duvel Distilled, 10 years old, is delicious with grilled fish and meat, seasonal vegetables such as artichokes and seasoned Brussels sprouts pan-fried with chestnuts, or fruit such as mangoes, peaches and bananas. Also, dark chocolate, crème brûlée, apple pie, or aged hard cheeses including Parmesan or mature Groendael are a great combination with Duvel Distilled.
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Contact Rupert Ponsonby or Tash Najm at R&R Teamwork
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Duvel Moortgat is an independent family business with a distinctive focus on specialty beers. Duvel Moortgat encompasses 10 breweries: Duvel Brewery in Puurs, Achouffe Brewery in Houffalize, De Koninck Brewery in Antwerp, Liefmans Brewery in Oudenaarde, Bernard Brewery in the Czech Republic, Brewery Ommegang in New York, Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Firestone Walker in California, Brewery ’t IJ in Amsterdam and Birrificio del Ducato in Italy.