Berkshire Mountain Distillers to launch whiskey in partnership with craft beer breweries

The American distillery produced whiskey based on twelve different craft beers


Berkshire Mountain Distillers (BMD), based in Sheffield, Massachusetts, has announced the launch of three whiskeys for February 2021. These are the first bottlings in a series created in collaboration with twelve regional craft beer brewers. The whiskeys will be available in the BMD tasting room and in a few selected shops and restaurants, but they will probably not make it to Europe. Nevertheless, a look at the regional American craft whiskey scene might be interesting for some whiskey fan.

In cooperation with twelve regional craft beer breweries

The Craft Brewers Whiskey Project of the BMD started in 2015 with the distillation of beer from small regional breweries. Since then the spirit has been maturing in the warehouse. The whiskeys will now be released in the order in which they were distilled, starting with three whiskeys from breweries based in Sheffield, the hometown of Berkshire Mountain Distillers. Those beers used were UFO White Ale from Mass. Bay Brewing Co., Spencer Brewery's Trappist Ale and Big Elm Brewing's 413 Farmhouse Ale. In the course of the year, further bottlings will follow as part of the Craft Brewers Whiskey Project, including whiskey from beers from the craft breweries Samuel Adams, Berkshire Brewing Company, Jack's Abby Craft Lagers, Brewery Ommegang, Captain Lawrence Brewing, Smuttynose Brewing, Long Trail Brewing Company, Two Roads Brewing and Chatham Brewing.

80 barrels of craft beer whiskey have been stored since 2015

"We were thrilled to collaborate with all of our brewer-partners and are excited these whiskeys are finally ready to be enjoyed by beer and whiskey aficionados alike," said Chris Weld, founder and proprietor of Berkshire Mountain Distillers. "This fun collaboration has been an exceptional project-in-the-making involving 12 brewers, 12 beers, 12 whiskeys and 80 barrels of spirits -- we're eager to release each one to the public."

Berkshire Mountain Distillers was founded in 2007 by Chris Weld and besides whiskey they also produce other spirits like rum, vodka and gin. Many of the products have already won high awards in international spirits competitions.

Source: PR Newswire
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