A perfect boilermaker pairing

November 17, 2021
By Ioni Doherty

The Bladnoch Distillery team have joined up with Melbourne brewers, Urban Alley, to create the ultimate summery boilermaker – a pairing of a whisky and a beer.  

Complementing our refreshing Bladnoch Vinaya Single Malt, the custom-made Hazy Pale Ale was designed in collaboration with Head Brewer, Dove Bailey, Master Distiller, Dr Nick Savage, and boilermaker enthusiast, John Yankovski aka ‘Whisky and Sound’ – host of the YouTube channel ‘Boilermaker Mondays’.

Bladnoch Vinaya is matured in a unique combination of ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks, presenting notes of fresh apple, sweet floral grass, and hints of chocolate. Its light and refreshing finish makes it a stunning representation of Lowland style Single Malt Scotch Whisky.  

Paired with a small batch Hazy Pale Ale, bringing notes of coconut from Sabro hops and the slight vanilla from English ale yeast to complement the oaky bourbon barrels of the Vinaya, as well as the citrus of Mosaic and Motueka hops to match the bright citrus flavours, this boilermaker is a ‘match made in heaven’, says Head Brewer, Dove Bailey.

“Working with Urban Alley Brewery on this collaboration has been a great experience. Sharing thoughts and ideas from both beer and whisky around flavours and how to build a perfect boilermaker pairing has been amazing. Learning from both partners, we’ve managed to build this amazingly refreshing boilermaker pairing, based around our Bladnoch Vinaya, and fitting perfectly into the end of the year summer drinks season,” says Dr Nick Savage, Bladnoch’s Master Distiller.  

“Boilermakers have become a passion of mine; exploring the results of combining the worlds of whisky and beer together. And what a joy to create what I would like to call the perfect summer boilermaker alongside experts Nick and Dove,” says Yankovski about the collaboration.

Just in time for the warm Australian summer, refresh your palate with notes of citrus, grapefruits and hazy hops.  

Enjoy the boilermaker at Urban Alley Brewery and Bar, G09 / 12 Star Circus, Docklands, VIctoria or order your Boilermaker pack online on www.Bladnoch.com

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