The Glenlivet guide to beer and whisky pairing
What is it called when you mix beer and whisky?
Perhaps the best-known example of pairing beer and whisky, the Boilermaker is believed to have originated sometime in the 1800s. There are several stories about how it came to be, but it is largely believed that the drink takes its name from the blue-collar workers that made it part of their after-work routine.
It is said that workers who built locomotive engines would head to bars at the end of their shifts and order a shot of whisky with a beer as a chaser. Variations of the tale say that the shot glass of whisky was dropped into the pint of beer so that they could be drunk together.
Nowadays, however, there are a multitude of cocktail recipes that rely on beer and whisky being combined for their success. How you pair them is only confined by your imagination!