Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition
Jameson // Ireland
This IPA Caskmates is the second edition of this line of whiskeys aged in former beer casks. This one features an Irish India pale ale from Franciscan Well Brewery in Cork, Ireland. The brewery ages their beer in former Jameson whiskey casks then sends these barrels back to Jameson. These beer barrels are used to finish aging the whiskey. The initial release included 2000 bottles in Ireland, but now a larger rollout has followed with a nationwide US release in late 2017. Update: In 2019, the brewery used is Eight Degrees Brewing. Check the back of the bottle find info.
BlendedComprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
Cask Typefinished in former IPA casks
"There's a lemony, hoppy floral nose and finish, but it is about a level three rather than a full ten on the scale. Classic Jamo is still all around. Slick and sweet with vanilla notes that tame down those other flavors down quite a bit. Spice factor is low. This is one to just drink and not put too much thought to it. But if you're a hop head, you may not think Jameson went far enough here. However, the price point is nice enough if curiosity takes over."