They Say it is The Real Capital of Ireland and This Time it IS!
The Jameson Caskmates is a collaboration between Jameson and Cork’s Franciscan Well brewery. Barrels used for Jameson whiskey were taken to the Franciscan Well Brewery to age their craft stout in. Once used they were sent back to the distillery where Jameson whiskey was put in and spent a period of time soaking up those wonderful stout flavours.
All of the best conversations start in an Irish Pub. One of the best was between Dave Quinn – Jameson’s Head of Whiskey Science and the Shane Long – Head Brewer of Franciscan Well a local craft beer brewery. They decided to swap their whiskey and beer barrels, and soon after, this resulted in Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition – triple-distilled, blended Irish Whiskey that has been patiently finished in Irish craft beer-seasoned barrels.
A delicious marriage between stout and whiskey. The nose has punchy aromas of apricots, banana and damsons which lead into a hoppy, herbal nose with a chocolate treacle edge. Fruit spice hits the palate with unripe damsons and tar like notes. The effect of the stout finish becomes apparent with touches of hops and cocoa. This whiskey does not hide, it stands tall.
One for those who like an IPA’s or chocolate stout, though this would also lend itself well for cocktails.
Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition Tasting Notes:
Initial aromas of freshly cut hay crushed into a crisp orchard fruit punch- green apples and pears, with a twist of fresh lime. Mild pot still spices appear mixed with green tea grated with hazelnut and milk chocolate. Give me mooooooooore!!!!
Aromas of coffee, malt, cocoa, candied citrus, toffee and a rye like spice accompanied by light notes of honey, dried fruit, oatmeal-like grain and brown sugar. All-in-all a nice nose indeed.
Notes of hazelnut, cinnamon, citrus, roasted malt, cocoa, spice, honey waltz on through followed by lighter notes of fruit, brown sugar and coffee with cream. It’s amazing what cask finishes can do to give a new edge to a familiar whisky.
A lasting dissolve of malt, cocoa, citrus, coffee and a bit of earthiness.
Where to Drink: Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition
The Rag Trader is a unique and intimate bar that takes you on a cultural and historical trip back to the days of the rag trade in Dublin. This authentic Irish bar not only serves Jameson Caskmates Stout edition but they have Jameson Caskmates IPA edition which you can pair with the Franciscan Well Irish Craft Beer which they aged these delicious Irish Whiskeys in.
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