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30th April 2024

Innis & Gunn Release Beer Collaboration With Laphroaig: ‘Islay Whisky Cask’ Limited Edition 2024

30th April 2024 – Innis & Gunn of Edinburgh has launched the 2024 iteration of its legendary Innis & Gunn Islay Whisky Cask Beer, made in collaboration with Laphroaig.

Islay Whisky Cask, first released by Innis & Gunn in 2021, has a Scottish red ale as its base.

This has been matured solely in Laphroaig Single Malt Whisky 10YO casks to allow drinkers to experience the purity and individuality of just one type of cask, thereby delivering Laphroaig’s unmistakable hallmark notes from their most famed whisky.

Dougal Sharp, Founder & Master Brewer of Innis & Gunn, comments:

“This year’s expression is my favourite to date as we have shortened the time between the casks being emptied of Laphroaig in Islay and then re-filled with our special beer. The resultant beer is more deliciously attitudinal than ever. It packs an incredible punch of flavour.”

The casks were brought to Innis & Gunn’s Perth brewery and re-filled with the beer within 24 hours of leaving Islay.

Dougal Sharp continues:

“Islay Whisky Cask offers a totally fascinating taste experience. This is a beer like none other, defined by the Hebridean Island of Islay, its peat fields and surrounding seas, with Laphroaig’s hallmark aromas of smoke and salt showing through.  But these rare flavours are deliciously under-pinned by the complexity of the Innis & Gunn beer, which lengthens the Laphroaig experience and adds its nuances of sweet barley malts to the single malt.”

Islay Whisky Cask 2024 shows the rounded mellowness of Innis & Gunn topped by the hallmark Laphroaig aromas of smoke, chocolate and oak, with hints of marzipan and red fruit.

Islay Whisky Cask uses Styrian Goldings hops with ale malt, chocolate malt and roasted barley.

This limited-edition beer is offered in a special gift carton commissioned this year from Glasgow-born contemporary artist, Peter King, who was inspired to paint his interpretation of Islay.

Islay Whisky Cask 2024 is best poured cold – between 1°C to 4°C – into a goblet glass and ideally with a dram of Laphroaig alongside for a wonderfully complementary pairing. The higher 7.4% ABV and full flavour palate allows the beer to pair well with foods such as sashimi, mushroom and truffle-infused dishes, slow cooked beef brisket (braised in Islay Whisky Cask Beer) and sticky toffee pudding with toasted barley ice-cream.

Available from 30th April via the Innis & Gunn online shop (www., priced at £6 per 330ml bottle, Islay Whisky Cask 2024 will also be sold in Sainsbury’s stores in Scotland in time for Father’s Day and in Booths supermarkets, priced RRP £5 per 330ml bottle.


For more information:

Rupert Ponsonby, R&R Teamwork – / 020 7384 1333

High resolution photography is available to download here.

About Innis & Gunn:

Pioneers of cask maturation, Innis & Gunn was founded in 2003 by Master Brewer, Dougal Gunn Sharp with the launch of ‘The Original’, a single malt whisky cask matured Scottish golden beer, widely available in supermarkets and in export markets. Using innovative techniques including oak cask maturation, Innis & Gunn brew multi-award-winning beers including the flagship ‘The Original’ and Innis & Gunn Lager Beer, as awarded at The Great Taste Awards. The brewer’s portfolio also includes a range of IPAs and a line of bespoke limited-edition brews – such as this Islay Whisky Cask – which demonstrate quality, innovation and craft.

Follow Innis & Gunn:                     Twitter: @innisandgunn                              Instagram: @innisandgunn

High resolution photography is available to download here

For more information:

Rupert Ponsonby, R&R Teamwork – / 020 7384 1333

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