Scotland’s craft brewer Innis & Gunn has partnered with Irish whiskey brand Tullamore DEW to launch new Kindred Spirits.

With an alcohol-by-volume of 6.1%, this limited-edition stout has been aged in Irish whisky barrels at Tullamore DEW’s brewery.

It was made from a blend of Innis & Gunn’s flavoured beer with dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and oak flavours.

Innis & Gunn’s founder and master brewer Dougal Gunn Sharp said: “The Scots and Irish share a powerful Celtic connection in our culture and our character, a bond that draws us together with Tullamore DEW.

“This limited-edition stout has been aged in Irish whisky barrels at Tullamore DEW’s brewery.”

“A brew that is greater than the sum of its parts, Kindred Spirits is a celebration of the best of Scots and Irish craftsmanship, and in our partnership using our unique barrel into beer ageing process with Tullamore’s legendary Irish whisky barrels, it has sparked the creation of an exciting and unique flavour-packed alternative to the usual stouts.”

The limited edition is available in the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Sweden, France, Australia, South Africa, Denmark, Finland and Singapore.

Tullamore DEW global brand ambassador John Quinn said: “Beer and whisky have always been ‘malt cousins’ because malted barley is a key ingredient in both, and we celebrate this unique bond through DEW and a Brew, the pairing of Tullamore DEW with great craft beers like Kindred Spirits for an evening full of true character.”

Tullamore DEW’s Irish whiskey is triple distilled and contains all three types of Irish whisky, including grain, malt and pot still.

Known for barrel-ageing, Innis & Gunn uses the traditional beer-into-barrel and barrel-into-beer processes.