In 1755, when the British military rounded up over 6,000 of Nova Scotia’s Acadian population and deported them to the American colonies, it was known as “Le Grande Derangement”. Many of them found their way south to the French colony of Louisiana, where their descendants became known as “Cajuns”.
Around the same time, two French brothers started shipping Kentucky-made whiskey in charred, oaken barrels to the port of New Orleans. They knew that the wooden barrels imparted flavours into the whiskey that would remind local Cajuns of a fine French cognac. Pretty soon people started asking for “that whiskey they sell on Bourbon Street”, and the spirit known as “bourbon” was born.
We’ve taken our Old Foundry stout and aged it in a used bourbon barrel to allow the essence of bourbon and oak to impart complex flavours into our dark, full-bodied brew. At 7.9% ABV, it’s a perfect way to make a toast to our Acadian descendants and the Cajuns who valued a beverage from a barrel. If you haven’t tried a barrel-aged beer, here’s your entrée. It’s all the rage.
PLEASE NOTE: You must be 19 years or older to order and receive shipment of this item.