Thanks to /u/Tsefly for the sample.
Beer, for me, is usually better when someone has put it through a still a few times and then thrown it in a cask for at least 6 years. Depending on the country.
That said, over the years being a whiskey drinker has lead me to find out that bars carry a selection I’m not a fan of at a price that breaks my mother’s Scottish heart.
So throughout the years that I’ve been drinking, I’ve slowly been trying other things that aren’t spirits. Beer comes up, as I’m in Canada, and usually I pass. However in the past year or so I’ve found that some porters and stouts don’t suck.
And I’ve been happy about that.
At the same time, many distillers have found that buying barrels outside of Spain (for sherry) and America (for virgin oak or ex-bourbon) is a viable way…
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