The line between the world of whiskey and planet beer has become increasingly blurred over the past half-decade. Distillers are beginning to experiment with maturing spirits in IPA casks (Jameson, Glenfiddich, Chichibu), using leftover beer ingredients in their whiskies (Rogue Spirits), and even making hopped whiskies (Corsair). On the flip side of the coin, one of the biggest trends in the brewing world is bourbon-barrel aging. Craft beer fans go crazy for these limited edition brews — even camping overnight to get their hands on the newest offerings from Founders, Goose Island, and Russian River.
Due to the small quantity of beers that get barrelled, the bottles aren’t easy to come by. But if you’re an intrepid drinker, these eight are worth searching for.