Since 2006, Duvel Moortgat's brewers have been working with great passion and craftsmanship on a product that brings together the best of the Belgian brewing and distilling world: Duvel Distilled. The result is an exclusive spirit based on Duvel with golden color tones and floral aromas. Duvel Distilled, aged for 10 years, is temporarily available at the Duvel Webshop, Duvelshop, and also in your local liquor store.Keep me posted
Duvel Moortgat has something to celebrate this year: the 150th anniversary of the brewery. The jubilee year was already kicked off in Duvelish style with the launch of Duvel 6.66 and the spectacular finale will be the limited Duvel Distilled in a very special bottle. Especially for the anniversary, the distillate has been bottled in a beautiful limited-edition vessel in the shape of the iconic Duvel glass. A run of just 8000 bottles will be available from mid November 2021 through beverage stores/webshop.
For Duvel Distilled 2021, a part of the basic Duvel brew was authentically distilled and then aged in oak bourbon and sherry barrels for ten years. As a finishing touch, the spirit was transferred to Moscatel de Sétubal barrels, producing a very specific taste and colour. This Duvel Distilled has a dark red – ochre-like colour and you’ll notice subtle, slightly fruity, nutty notes with hints of vanilla, toffee and raisins.
This festive year called for special packaging. That’s why Duvel Distilled has been given a unique bottle, available in a limited edition. The iconic shape of the Duvel glass forms the basis of the bottle and the red D also features prominently. The sturdy bottle holder is inspired by Duvel’s full head of white foam and the foot of the Duvel glass has been transformed into the cap of the bottle. This Duvel Distilled will undoubtedly become a collector's item, and will generate plenty of excitement among Duvel lovers. A limited edition of 8000 numbered bottles will be available from November through beverage stores /webshop.
Duvel Distilled 2021 was allowed to mellow for a full decade in carefully selected oak bourbon and sherry barrels, followed, for the version in the Celebration Bottle, by a finish in Moscatel de Sétubal barrels. Suffice to say, this edition is a true anniversary distillate: both in terms of taste and looks, this version is a unique one-off. In order to ensure that each bottle is of excellent quality, only a small volume is being offered. However, we have some other projects in progress in our cellars, so we will be able to release more original creations in the coming years.Cédric Heymans, head of barrel aging and distillations at Duvel Moortgat
Duvel Distilled is a pure transparent drink with golden color tones that contains aromas of dry sultanas and butterscotch. It has an alcohol content of 40°. The ripening in oak bourbon and sherry barrels gives a subtle note of vanilla to this spirit drink. The finish is characterized by a warm feeling in the mouth.
Also this year, a Distilled 50cl (40% ALC) will be launched. For Duvel Distilled, part of the basic Duvel brew was distilled in the authentic manner and subsequently matured for ten years in oak bourbon and sherry casks. Unlike the Distilled 70cl in the celebration bottle, the liquid is not finished in muscatel de sétubal casks.
Duvel Distilled 2021, aged for 10 years, is delicious in combination with grilled fish and meat, vegetables such as artichoke and Brussels sprouts and also dark chocolate, crème brulée and tarte tatin. Aged, hard cheeses such as Parmesan or aged Groendael also pair exceptionally well with this spirit. Duvel Distilled is best served in a tumbler glass with ice cubes or simply neat in a small tulip glass.