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Beer Barrel Release Notes

Batch #1 - These barrels are well-travelled. They started out holding Jack Daniel's before being sold to Appleton. After that they passed into the hands of Cigar City Brewing who aged a Belgian Quad in them called Forgotten Island. Then we got our hands on them. We filled them with Siesta Key Spiced rum. It has been aging and soaking up the flavors from all of the prior uses of these barrels. It is delicious!

Batch #2 - These barrels previously held our Distiller's Reserve spiced and Esperanza from JDub's Brewing Company & Tap Room

Batch #3 -  This batch came out of barrels that held a cherry stout from JDub's Brewery. It was an award winning beer that provided an amazing set of flavors in the barrels. The cherry notes underlying the spiced rum along with the barrel influence has produced an unusual depth of flavors. This is our favorite beer barrel batch yet! 

Batch #4 - The barrel that batch #4 is coming out of was used previously by Big Top Brewing Company to age a bananas foster beer. The flavors left in the barrel have melded with the spiced rum to create an amazingly delicious batch of SK Beer Barrel Spiced rum.

Batch #5 - This batch spent time in 53 gallon barrels that previously held Ayawasca (a Belgian Dubbel) from Darwin Brewing Company. Fantastic chocolate notes come through.

Batch #6 - This beer barrel aged spiced rum has delicious chocolatey notes from the JDub's Miguel beer previously stored in the barrels.

Batch #7 - This is from a single 30 gallon barrel that held Charapa, a spiced porter, from Darwin Brewing Company.

Batch #8 - This is from a single 30 gallon barrel that held Marron, an American brown ale, from Darwin Brewing Company

Batch #9 - The barrels were used by JDubs to age an un-named imperial stout that was released at the end of 2016. We refilled the barrels with our spiced rum and let it sit until last week. The air was filled with mouth watering notes of espresso and dark chocolate when we emptied the barrels! Yum!

Batch #10 - This batch of rum was aged in barrels that held a Tropical Pale Ale called “I am Ocean” from Barley Mow Brewing Company in Largo, Fl. This was our first time experimenting with beer that had these kinds of fruit flavors. It was a big success, this is a good one folks! 

Batch #11- Aged in an Imperial Stout barrel. The beer was jet black in color, with a bold, roasty, and slightly sweet malt foundation. 

Batch #12 - This rum was aged in a barrel that held a Wee Heavy beer. The beer was a deep ruby colored ale with caramel and malty notes. This batch we left unfiltered, it is hazy in color and full of big flavor. Shake and enjoy! 

Batch #13 - This batch of rum was aged in blood orange imperial stout barrels from Motorworks Brewing. The craft beer lovers with really like this batch. There are hoppy notes that lead into a smooth orange finish.

Batch #14 - Batch of spiced rum that was aged in barrels that previously held beer from Darwin Brewing Company and Taproom. The beer was called Charapa, a porter with subtle spice, cacao and honey.

Batch #15 - Batch of spiced rum that was aged in barrels that previously held beer from JDub's Brewing Company & Tap Room. The beer was an Imperial Stout with roasty chocolates flavors. 

Batch #16 - Aged in a barrel that held a Coconut Porter. This batch turned out stunningly dark with a smooth spiced flavor. We left this batch unfiltered to maximize flavor.

Batch #17 - Aged in a barrel that held an Imperial Stout. This batch is bright amber in color and has a crisp clean taste. We left this batch unfiltered to maximize flavor.

Batch #18 - JDubs Imperial Stout The beer was jet black in color, with a bold, roasty, and slightly sweet malt foundation.

Batch #19 - Motorworks Silver Medalist at the 2018 World Beer Cup®, this dark & dastardly brew was inspired by the chocolatiers of St. Augustine, melding the hefty, habanero-like heat of Datil chili peppers, grown commercially in the city for a century, with rich cacao.The Ancient City is the chief cultivator of Datil peppers in the world, and this porter boasts roughly a pound of the fiery local delicacy per barrel. Bittersweet dark chocolate flavors courtesy of cacao complement the chili’s natural fruity character in a uniquely Floridian blend of sweet-heat.

Batch #20 - JDubs- This rum was aged in a barrel that held a Wee Heavy beer. The beer was a deep ruby colored ale with caramel and malty notes. This batch we left unfiltered, it is hazy in color and full of big flavor. Shake and enjoy!