Instead of opening a bottle of whisky to celebrate World Whisky Day on May 17, 2013, for World Whisky Day, I had an ale.
It wasn’t just any ale, though… It was an Embrasse beer, “a beer to embrace”, from Belgium. And why is that good for World Whisky Day? The brewery bought Ardbeg casks and aged their already incredible beer in those casks.
Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar is the brewery that makes this wonderfully dark ale, a Belgian strong ale, and putting in Ardbeg casks makes this one of my top choices. Nothing finished off a great, malty, dark ale like a bit of peat smoke added!
The only thing that keeps me from stocking up on this is that it costs over $13/bottle.