Quintessential Brands has teamed up with Massachusetts craft brewer Wachusett Brewing Company for a barrel aged beer using Dubliner Irish whiskey casks.
In 2019, The Dubliner shipped casks of its bourbon cask aged Irish whiskey to the Wachusett brewers, who then filled them with their Quinn’s Amber Ale. The beer was aged in the Kentucky bourbon oak casks for three months and the freshly disgorged casks are on their way back to Dublin to be used for a special Dubliner release later this year.
Quintessential has teamed up with a number of breweries for its cask aged series. For the first edition of the series, the Dubliner Irish whiskey partnered with three leading Irish craft brewers which included Rascal’s Brewing, O’Haras Irish Stout, and Five Lamps Brewery.
“It is an honor to partner with The Dubliner for this exciting project,” said Christian McMahan, President of Wachusett Brewing Company. “There is no shortage of Irish whiskey lovers in this part of the country and we think our Barrel Aged Quinn’s Amber is going to be the perfect way to celebrate the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday. We are equally proud to see those casks go back to Ireland and look forward to seeing the essence of Wachusett used to make a spectacular Irish Whiskey.”
Quinn’s Barrel Aged will be released on tap and in 16oz cans in late February in Boston and across Massachusetts in bars and restaurants as well as retail stores.