All Amongst the Barley Auchentoshan BA – ROW/Odyssey
This is a beer/cider hybrid made by North Herefordshire friends Ross-On-Wye Cider and Odyssey Brewing.
Odyssey produced a simple pale wort with aged hops from a local hop farm and fermented it with English Ale Yeast. The result was transferred to Ross on Wye’s freshly emptied cider barrels to undergo secondary fermentation on the cider lees before being lightly bottle conditioned.
The end result is a unique meeting point of brewery, cidery and barrel, capturing the spirit of both producers and truly expressing their shared home.
There are three different versions, each one from a different distillery, the only slight difference is the Laphroaig version has around 25% more cider.
*Auchentoshan – A triple distilled single malt Scotch whisky aged entirely in first-fill American oak casks. A light, bright whisky with plenty of vanilla sweetness at its centre.