We had a wonderful time seeing friends old and new at the 2019 Craft Brewers Conference in Denver – here are just a few of our fond memories from the gathering. See you next year in San Antonio!
Style Profile: Irish Whiskey
The history of whiskey is intimately connected to Ireland, with distilling thought to have begun in that country as early as the 11th century and has remained a major center of production since. The word itself comes from the Gaelic uisce beatha, “water of life.”
Distiller’s Malt Highlight: MCI Irish Distillers Malt
Malting Company of Ireland, Ltd. has been producing malt for brewers and distillers since 1858. Originating as a floor maltings attached to the Beamish & Crawford Brewery in Cork, MCI expanded with a Boby drum plant in 1965 in Ballincollig to supply Irish Distillers and Murphy’s. The plant was expanded in 1998 and upgraded again […]
Selecting Malt for a Whiskey Mashbill
Malt can constitute anywhere from approximately 10% to 100% of a whiskey mashbill. Its role can be simply a natural source of enzymes with which to convert starches, a source of extract in its own right, and a cornerstone of the sensory profile of the finished product, lending flavors of honey, biscuit, grain, earthiness, and […]