Our feature whiskey right now is Jameson Caskmates. The distillery gave some of their barrels to an Irish microbrewery to barrel age their stout. Once the beer was bottled, the barrels were returned to the distillery and Jameson used the (newly) stout conditioned casks to further age their whiskey, resulting in an expression that is smooth, creamy and remarkably easy to drink.
Nose: There’s still cut grass and some fruit alongside delicious oily pot still character, but things are different here too. Is it sweeter? A different sweetness perhaps, more wood spice plus chocolate liqueur. A shift of emphasis.
Palate: Orchard fruits, great mouthfeel but the vanilla cream is less prominent, it’s more fragrant (hoppy?) and floral on the palate with a touch of bitterness.
Finish: Again familiar, but different, that different complexion of spice with chocolate from the nose lingers briefly.
Try it today for only $5/ oz.