West Des Moines, Iowa-based Foundry Distilling Co. has collaborated with Arrogant Consortia to distill the mash bill of Arrogant Bastard beer into a 97-proof American malt whiskey. The result of this team-up is a unique whiskey that embodies the strong punch of a beer that’s subliminally sublime, and it’s set to be unleashed to the world throughout April 2021.
“We are excited for people to try this one-of-a-kind world-class whiskey,” said Scott Bush, owner of Foundry Distilling Co. in a press release. “It has been a great pleasure working with Arrogant Consortia to distill an amazing spirit.”
Arrogant Bastard Whiskey started as mash produced from Arrogant Consortia in Escondido, California. The notorious ale’s unfermented worry was then transported to be refined at Foundry Distilling Co.’s distillery, located in the Historic Valley Junction area of West Des Moines. This whiskey has been aged for 26 months in 30-gallon new charred American oak barrels and has notes of citrus, herbal tea, and allspice with a finish that consists of a warming, bright citrus zest.
Arrogant Bastard Whiskey is currently available for purchase in limited quantities in Iowa and at Foundry Distilling Co., while beer and spirit enthusiasts in California can expect to get their hands on this whiskey on April 20th, 2021.
This truly unique collaboration is made possible by Foundry Distilling Co.’s Brewer-Distiller Alliance initiative, which aims to work with outstanding breweries across the nation to produce remarkable, distinctive whiskeys from their beer recipes. The breweries produce the wort using their recipes, and Foundry then ferments, distills, and barrel ages the spirit to create whiskey. Foundry Distilling Company and its partners have generated a diverse collection of exclusive limited-edition whiskeys.
Bush stated, “The opportunity to work with such top-tier breweries such as Arrogant Consortia to make astonishing whiskeys is an honor. Arrogant Bastard Whiskey, as with all of our collaborations, is something exceptional that we’re sure you won’t want to miss.”
For more information about the Arrogant Bastard Whiskey or the Brewer-Distiller Alliance, visit foundrydistillingcompany.com/arrogant-bastard-ale/.