Irish Distillers, has announced the launch of a new limited-edition Jameson Crested expression, made in collaboration with the County Cork based Eight Degrees Brewing.
Jameson Crested Finished in Black Ball Metric Stout Barrels (40% ABV) which is limited to around 10,000 bottles, is said to be a stunning evolution of Jameson Crested, with a rich stout influence married with a luscious creamy texture and lingering finish of pot still spices and malt.
|Jameson Crested Finished in Black Ball Metric Stout Barrels|
Jameson Crested Finished in Black Ball Metric Stout Barrels, is the next step in an exciting collaboration between Irish Distillers and Eight Degrees, who last year celebrated eight years of adventurous craft beer brewing by releasing a uniquely dark Black Ball Metric Stout finished in Jameson barrels.
Always seeking an opportunity to innovate, Jameson returned the compliment by selecting a special whiskey to mature in the Eight Degrees Brewing’s Black Ball Metric Stout soaked barrels.
Commenting on the news, Dave McCabe from Irish Distillers, said: “We were delighted when the opportunity arose to create a truly special whiskey. When we were selecting a whiskey to mature in these barrels, Jameson Crested became the obvious choice. It’s higher pot still component and sherry cask inclusion allowed the whiskey to meet the impact of the stout head on, creating a balanced reaction.”
He went onto say: “We filled the casks in November last year and carefully monitored the whiskey’s progress. After about four months of ageing we felt it was just right. The stout influence is prevalent in the taste, complementing the whiskey beautifully. It’s a truly unique liquid, perfect when enjoyed neat, paired with a craft stout, or as part of a spiced cocktail.”
Jameson Crested Finished in Black Ball Metric Stout Barrels, will initially be available later this month from Jameson’s website and brand home outlets, before launching at the new Dublin Airport shop in Terminal 2 from mid-October. RRP €45.00.
Posted by Steve Rush