Stone Brewing’s Arrogant Consortia and Foundry Distilling Co have come together to distill the mash bill of Arrogant Bastard beer into a 97-proof American malt whiskey. The whiskey is said to “embod[y] the strong punch of one of a beer that’s subliminally sublime,” and is set to hit shelves across the globe throughout April 2021.
“We are excited for people to try this one-of-a-kind world-class whiskey,” said Scott Bush, owner of Foundry Distilling Company. “It has been a great pleasure working with Arrogant Consortia to distill an amazing spirit.”
Arrogant Bastard Whiskey started as mash produced from Arrogant Consortia in Escondido, California. The ale’s unfermented worry was then transported to be refined at Foundry Distilling Co’s distillery, located in West Des Moines, Iowa. This whiskey has been aged for 26 months in 30-gallon new charred American oak barrels and has notes of citrus, herbal tea, and allspice with a finish that consists of a warming, bright citrus zest.
Arrogant Bastard Whiskey is currently available for purchase in limited quantities in Iowa and at Foundry Distilling Co, and beer and spirit enthusiasts in California can now also purchase the whiskey.
This unique collaboration is made possible by Foundry Distilling Co’s Brewer-Distiller Alliance initiative, which aims to work with breweries across the nation to produce distinctive whiskeys from their beer recipes. The breweries produce the wort using their recipes, and Foundry then ferments, distills, and barrel ages the spirit to create whiskey. Foundry Distilling Company and its partners have generated a diverse collection of exclusive limited-edition whiskeys.
“The opportunity to work with such top-tier breweries such as Arrogant Consortia to make astonishing whiskeys is an honor,” said Bush. “Arrogant Bastard Whiskey, as with all of our collaborations, is something exceptional that we’re sure you won’t want to miss.”
For more information about the whiskey, check out the Brewer-Distiller Alliance official website.
In March, Foundry Distilling Company and Peace Tree Brewing Company teamed up to create Blonde Fatale Single Malt Whiskey.