NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Highland Park and Sixpoint Brewery have teamed up to create two limited-edition beers, each formulated to complement Highland Park whisky perfectly. The two new beers, RUNE and SKÖLL will be unveiled at the inaugural Scotchtoberfest event in New York on September 27.
"Highland Park has been leading the charge in the whisky and beer pairing space for the last year with its Dram and Craft initiatives," said Gordon Motion, Highland Park Master Distiller. "Highland Park is proud to collaborate with Sixpoint to offer fans a chance to try two limited edition brews that perfectly pair with our single malt Scotch whiskies."
RUNE, which pairs with Highland Park 12 Year Old, is a golden oat ale with honey malts that provide a subtle sweetness to emphasize the honey and heather notes in the Scotch. Heather tips added near the end of the boil give the beer a hint of floral aroma.
SKÖLL is a dark and roasty ale with rich chocolate and coffee notes from chocolate and black malts, which complements the maraschino cherry and warm dark chocolate flavors of Highland Park Dark Origins. Sweet cherries are added to balance the dark roast and give a slightly fruity character to the finish.
"The Sixpoint formulation method starts with a clear concept of what a beer could be, then uses a knowledge of the craft to turn that into reality," said Keir Hamilton, Sixpoint Brewer. "Here our starting point was the complex flavors of Highland Park whisky and from there we used various ingredients and processes to make beers that emulate and also complement the whiskies."
RUNE and SKÖLL will be available at select bars in New York for a limited time beginning in October 2016.
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About Highland Park
Established in 1798 on Orkney, Highland Park is one of the most remote Scotch whisky distilleries in the world. For over 200 years, the distillery has combined time old tradition and the very best craftsmanship to achieve perfection. Its range of 12, Dark Origins, 15, 18, 21, 25, 30 and 40 year old single malts is consistently acclaimed by connoisseurs and experts. Highland Park has won a string of prestigious awards across its portfolio, most recently Highland Park 25 year old was awarded the first ever 100-point score at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge and named Best Spirit in the World by Paul Pacult.
About Sixpoint Brewery
Sixpoint was born out of an 800-square-foot garage in Brooklyn, New York City, in 2004 by brewer Shane Welch, who had amassed over 1,000 individual homebrew recipes. The brewery's name is derived from the ancient six-pointed brewers' star, which had symbolically adorned the walls and equipment of ancient breweries since at least the Medieval period. Sixpoint's motto is "Beer is Culture," to highlight the human trajectory — the earliest human civilizations were founded upon the cultivation of cereal grains for making beer. Sixpoint aims to perpetually inspire the art, creativity and collaboration generated through beer by acknowledging the history of the craft, while forging ahead to inspire culture in a modern setting.
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