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 Mikkeller Black Spirit is as 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!
We have taken rum barrels from the former Danish colony – Sankt Croix – with these we have added black magic to the black spirit.
The sweetness from the rum has taken the spirit to a new level. It is now round and smooth in the mouth – but still its own with the character of fruitiness from the Black Spirit.
43% ABV/ALC – 86 PROOF – 37.5 CL