Back in spring of 2015, Painted Stave Distilling partnered with Fordham & Dominion Brewing Co. to create an exclusive collaborative whiskey. 250 gallons of Dominion’s Double D Imperial IPA had been distilled into 20 gallons of malty, hoppy Painted Stave whiskey, and then aged in two 10-gallon whiskey barrels for 10 months. Curious of the end result?
The first release of the Double TroubleD hopped whiskey will be made available for sampling and purchase on Saturday, April 23 at Fordham & Dominion’s 5th Annual R2Hop2 Beer and Music Festival. At the event, attendees are invited to do a side-by-side tasting of the Double TroubleD whiskey aside the brewery’s Double D Imperial IPA. Bottles will also be made available at Painted Stave Distilling in Smyrna beginning the same day. But, be warned: only 200 bottles of the whiskey will be made available!
Double TroubleD whiskey will be a semi-annual release for Painted Stave Distilling, with subsequent batches aged in 30-gallon barrels for 18 months and to be released each fall and spring starting in October 2016. Future releases will be available for sale at Painted Stave Distilling and through select retailers in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Double TroubleD weighs in at 47% ABV and sold in 375-ml bottles with a suggested retail price of $35.