Ive always been a whisky fan, says Rich Stabile, the founder of Long Island Spirits and the creator of Pine Barrens Single Malt Whisky. When we decided we were going to make a whisky, we really wanted to do something different and knock peoples socks off. Most American whiskies are made from corn or rye ” we wanted to do something totally unique, so we decided to distill a craft beer. Pine Barrens Single Malt Whisky is distilled from bottle-ready Old Howling Bastard beer (10.0% ABV). The beer, which is made from English two-row barley and Vienna malt, has a robust caramel flavor that is nicely balanced by strong notes of hops. All whiskies start out as beer, but 99.999% of those beers are undrinkable before you distill them, says Stabile. We started our whisky-making process with a great, high quality, drinkable beer and distilled it in micro-batches.
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