- Category – Beer, lager, 12% abv
- Available – From this month
- Location – The UK, available through selected wholesalers
- Price – SRP of GBP30 (US$41.13) per 75cl bottle
Duvel Moortgat has launched another beer that has been aged in ex-spirit casks for its Duvel brand.
Barrel Aged Batch No 6 The Jamaican Rum Edition spent an unspecified amount of time in barrels sourced from Jamaica that formerly held rum. The lager will be available to purchase in the coming weeks from selected UK wholesalers such as Cambridge Wines and James Clay & Sons.
The release is the latest in Duvel’s barrel-aged series, joining expressions such as last year’s Batch no 4, which spent nine months in oak barrels from Heaven Hill, Woodford Reserve, Four Roses, George Dickel and Jack Daniel’s.
Duvel Moortgat also released another extension to its Duvel Distilled line of 40% abv beers this week. Duvel Distilled 2021 spent ten years maturing in oak ex-Bourbon and Sherry barrels before being finished for an unspecified period in Moscatel de Sétubal casks.
The beer, which is packaged in a special edition bottle marking the brand’s 150th anniversary, is the third ten-year beer from the brand and will be available exclusively from James Clay & Sons from next month at an SRP of GBP125 (US$171.48) per 70cl bottle.
The company added that both products, which are limited to 71,820 and 8,000 bottles respectively, will also be available in additional markets such as The Netherlands and Belgium.
In April, Duvel acquired craft brewer Cali-Squeeze to join its Firestone Walker Brewing Co division in the US.