Innis & Gunn will be shipping a new offering to the United States in June. Independence Day, commemorates the history of the United States and Scotland have together. Innis & Gunn states that “21 of the 56 men signing the Declaration of Independence had Scottish blood. Two were actually born in Scotland.” America’s “Uncle Sam” has parents from Scotland. Innis & Gunn states that 30 million American citizens trace their decent from Scotland, despite the population of Scotland topping out at a mere 5 million people.
To celebrate the history, Innis & Gunn will be bringing Independence Day 2012 stateside. Aged in oak bourbon barrels, Independence is described as “a summery beer, a celebratory beer, which combines refreshment with complexity, and goes perfectly with barbecued meat or prawns.”
Tasting Notes from Dougal Sharp’s Notebook:
Innis & Gunn Independence Day 2012 Beer
Nose: Biscuity malt & fruity citrus notes competing for prominence, then our classic Innis & Gunn oak-vanilla notes come through. Hints of apple and marzipan
Palate: Mouth-tingling and vibrant, biscuit malt and citrus flavours vie for attention, vanilla and oak dancing on and off the palate and become more pronounced as the beer warms in the glass. Delicious.
Finish: Malty sweetness with fruit and lingering oakiness
Style: (Barrel Aged)
Hops: Styrian Golding
Malts: Malted barley
Availability: 11.2 oz bottles
Arrival: June, 2012