Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition
Jameson // Ireland
Jameson Caskmates is a collaboration between the distillery and nearby brewery Franciscan Well. Brewmaster Shane Long asked to borrow some used Jameson casks to use for stout aging. When the casks were returned, they were refilled with cask strength blended Jameson and aged for about 6 months. 3,500 bottles were produced. 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 used whiskey barrels seasoned with stout beer
"The stout has had quite an effect on the humble Jameson we all know. Significantly darker in color and showing attention grabbing aromas of milk chocolate, malt, and a hint of fragrant hops. The mouthfeel is significantly richer and heavier than the base spirit, but the finish is brief and somewhat dry and lighter than expected with a slight note of black pepper. This whiskey is an exciting, confusing, and fun experiment. "