Jameson Whiskey Caskmates IPA Edition 70cl
Smooth Irish whiskey, aged in IPA beer casks giving a unique flavour
Jameson Whiskey Caskmates IPA Edition
John Jameson, the founder, moved to Ireland from Scotland, and in 1780 started producing whiskey in Dublin, Ireland in 1780. Produced ever since, it is now produced at the New Midleton Distillery in County Cork, Ireland.
A member of their Caskmates series, their IPA (Irish Pale Ale) edition is perfect for those whiskey drinkers who also enjoy craft beer.
Jameson sent a number of their used whiskey casks to the Franciscan Well brewery. Here they were used to age the brewery's craft beer. After this, they were sent back to Jameson were they were used to finish some of their Irish whiskey. The result is a perfect marriage between crisp hoppy notes from the IPA with smooth Irish whiskey.
On the nose the hops from the ageing come through, floral, and grapefruit citrus notes. These join with wood, and a touch of nuttiness. The flavour also brings the hops and a refreshing citrus note. Sweet herbs and a touch of spice round out the flavours. The hops, as well as fresh fruit remain through the finish, as wel as barley. As with all Jameson, it retains its signature smoothness.
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Easily enjoyed however you like your whiskey - but we also recommend trying this with a tonic. The hops come through and give a refreshing long drink. Take a tall glass filled with ice and add 50ml of the Jameson IPA edition. Gently pour over 100ml of your chosen tonic (we liked Franklin & Sons Natural Tonic). Stir gently and garnish with a wedge of lemon.