Foundry Distilling out of Des Moines, Iowa, has made a name for itself in part by partnering with breweries on whiskey releases. It has most recently released a new offering done alongside fellow Midwestern company Boulevard Brewing.
The new Sixth Glass American Malt Whiskey, according to those behind it, is produced from the mash bill of Boulevard’s Belgian-style quadrupel ale, The Sixth Glass. It is bottled at 100 proof and said to be available for a limited time.
“Boulevard’s unique, great tasting beers inspire us to get creative in the distilling world,” said Scott Bush, owner of Foundry Distilling Co, in a prepared statement. “The final version of The Sixth Glass whiskey is bold at 100 proof, softened by the pronounced candy flavor and aroma which came from The Sixth Glass wort (unfermented beer base) used in its creation.”
This new whiskey is actually the second collaboration between the two, with the first being Midnight Ritual.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Foundry Distilling on our second collaboration,” said Boulevard executive vice president of sales and marketing, Bobby Dykstra. “The team at Foundry did an incredible job creating a smooth, sippable beverage that brings the familiar flavor and aroma of The Sixth Glass while providing the perfect punch you desire from a high-end whiskey, thanks to using the mash bill from our Belgian Quad.”
Sixth Glass American Malt Whiskey is being made available throughout the Midwest region. No immediate price was mentioned, and you’ll find some official tasting notes below from the distillery.
- Aroma: Vanilla, Straw, Banana
- Taste: Clove, Pear, Peppercorn
- Finish: Warm cinnamon, Pie crust