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Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn has teamed up with Irish whiskey brand Tullamore DEW for a limited-edition stout aged in whiskey barrels.

The brew, called Kindred Spirits, rolls out this week with an abv of 6.1% (rsp: £3.50/330ml)

It marked “a celebration of the best of Scots and Irish craftsmanship”, said Innis & Gunn founder Dougal Gunn Sharp, with “an exciting and unique flavour-packed alternative to the usual stouts”

To mark the launch, the brands enlisted Irish rock band Ash and Scottish band Frightened Rabbit to collaborate on a cover of a traditional Scottish folk song, video of which is available on the brand’s website.

The news follows a major makeover for Innis & Gunn, which in October gave its core range a new look to mark a return to barrel ageing in its production.