Every year since 2015, a new edition has been born. This year the brewmasters traveled from Chimay to Mechelen to meet with the Leclef family, owners of Het Anker brewery for five generations and, since 2010, owners of De Molenberg distillery. That is where Gouden Carolus Single Malt, an internationally renowned Belgian whiskey, is produced.
“It made sense for Chimay to ask Het Anker for tests. We take important values into account, such as the traditional value of the products,” explained Ariane Dewulf, Chimay's Quality Control Manager.
For this 2022 edition of Chimay Grande Réserve Barrique, the masterbrewers refermented Chimay Bleu for six months in barrels of Gouden Carolus, in the heart of the cellars of Scourmont Abbey.