By Deborah Jackson, editor National Liquor News
Jameson has launched the latest addition to its whiskey line-up, Jameson Caskmates, a new whiskey combining the richness of stout and the smoothness of Jameson Original.
Jameson Caskmates came about when Jameson’s master of whiskey science, Dave Quinn, and Shane Long, the head brewer at a local Cork micro-brewery, Franciscan Well, discovered a mutual love of experimentation.
They decided to send a few Jameson casks to the Franciscan Well Brewery to see how it would influence a craft Irish Stout, and were delighted with the results.
Once the beer was bottled the empty casks returned to the Jameson Distillery and the stout-soaked casks were refilled with Jameson Whiskey.
The smooth whiskey that emerged was an undeniable member of the Jameson family, but with additional rich flavours of butterscotch, milk chocolate and coffee.
Jameson Caskmates is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks in order to truly appreciate the new flavours the stout-finish brings. The whiskey also pairs well with stout, but its subtle suggestion of hops means it is also a great accompaniment to IPA and white beer.
It is available nationally from select retailers and on-premise outlets for RRP $54.99.