Thursday, September 24, 2015


Jameson has announced the global launch of its Caskmates bottling, following a successful limited run in Ireland last year.

Jameson Caskmates (40% ABV) was created by the Midleton Distillery in collaboration with microbrewer, Franciscan Well Brewery in Cork, and is said to offer a new taste experience that will satisfy the appetite of whiskey enthusiasts, Jameson drinkers and craft beer fans.

Jameson announces global release of Caskmates

The Jameson Caskmates story began back in 2013, when Jameson Master Distiller, Brian Nation and Master of Whiskey Science, Dave Quinn, first met Franciscan Well Founder and Head Brewer, Shane Long, in a Cork bar.

The Jameson Masters agreed to loan some Jameson casks to the brewery to discover their influence on Irish stout and when the stout-seasoned barrels were returned to the Midleton Distillery, Dave Quinn re-filled them with Jameson Irish whiskey.

Commenting on the global release, Dave Quinn, Master of Whiskey Science at the Midleton Distillery, said: “When the stout-seasoned Jameson barrels arrived back at Midleton from Franciscan Well, curiosity got the better of us and we experimented by maturing our Jameson Irish whiskey in the casks. We found that after around six months, the perfect balance of flavour was achieved and we couldn’t be happier with the results; Jameson Caskmates retains all the smoothness of triple-distilled Jameson with added cocoa, coffee and butterscotch notes from the stout barrels. We are thrilled that the rest of the world is getting the chance to enjoy this Irish gem!”

Jameson Caskmates will be available globally later this month from specialist retailers for a RRP of €38.99.

Posted by Steve Rush