Cellarmaker Brewing- Simmer Dim
BA Barleywine • 14.5% ABV
A unique and first of its kind project, Simmer Dim is the first beer in the United States to be aged in scotch whiskey barrels from Highland Park Distillery located on the island of Orkney in Scotland. This Barleywine was skillfully crafted with almost 90% Scottish malted barley from Simpson’s Malt, which is also one of the malts that Highland Park incorporates in their whiskey. During aging in the oak, which formerly held Spanish sherry before Highland Park, the beer develops intensely rich attributes resembling toffee and dried fig and date. The peat smoke of the scotch imbues Simmer Dim with the most intriguing campfire background that plays nicely with some boozy heat.