IPA's have dominated the American craft beer market for the last 5-10 years. However, IPA and hops aren't something often mentioned in the craft distilling world. There are two distilleries looking to change that. The first is Seven Stills. Their Experimental Series - Almanac IPA is distilled from an IPA and aged at their San Francisco distillery. Richland Rum took a different approach. They took 4-year-old rum and let it sit in a barrel Terrapin Brewing used for their double IPA. The barrel was originally sent to Terrapin from Richland Rum.
Read more about these unique releases below :
|Seven Stills Experimental Series - Almanac IPA|
|Seven Stills every so often experiments in very limited release, small batch whiskey as part of their Experimental Series. The Experimental Series is usually reserved for their Founders Club or in-house taproom. Seelbach's was able to get its hands on a few bottles! Seven Stills good friends over at Almanac Beer Co. provided their IPA for this collaboration. Try it before it's gone!|
|Richland Single Estate Old South Georgia Rum - Terrapin Double IPA Cask Exchange|
Richland Rum is the only single-estate rum in the U.S. Richland grows their own sugarcane. They process it into cane syrup in-house. The cane syrup is then fermented and distilled all in downtown Richland, GA. It is a wonderful Agricole style rum and probably one of my favorite craft spirits.
This is the first release of this limited edition rum. It's important to clarify that this is a cask exchange an not simply a "cask finish". There is a big difference between the two. These barrels held Richland Rum for 3 years. The barrels were then sent to Terrapin and used to age their double IPA. After bottling, the barrels are returned to Richland to hold the Rum that was originally in the barrel for another year. This is a unique collaboration.