The Mikkeller Spirits Black series is the sine qua non of Mikkeller Spirits. Here the connection between Mikkeller and Mikkeller Spirits is established. With our skilled collaborators of Braunstein Distillery we decided to distill one of our flagship beers: the Mikkeller Black. This 17,5% ABV imperial stout showed great potential for distilling. It was easy to decide that this was it; this is why we want to enter the micro distilling world. A great beer turned into a great spirit.
Using a copper still we distill one small batch at a time. We select a small special cask for each batch to age on. These batches are exclusive and very limited editions. The selected casks give the different batches uniqueness in taste, aroma and color. They are all bottled without chill or charcoal for the perfect flavor.
The Black Series is the core idea of the Mikkeller Spirits brand; it is a permanent but ever changing concept.
The new-make spirit is a very fruity clean spirit, where the hoppiness and the crisp taste of dark malts are what meets your mouth, but it is still a rough spirit – therefore we decided to barrel age it!
The barrels used add vanilla and toffee notes common in bourbon. The gentle aging in the barrels allows the original character of the Black spirit to shine through. The barrels add flavor without overpowering the aromas and taste of the tough but balanced Black.
43% ABV/ALC – 86 PROOF – 37.5 CL