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Jameson Stout Edition Irish Whiskey, 700ml

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So despite the fact that John Jameson was actually a Scot and that the company is now owned by French conglomerate Pernod Ricard, Jameson Caskmates is still a thoroughly Irish whiskey, combining Irish whiskey traditions, with Irish stout flavors. And, if one were to believe Jameson, it all started in the most Irish way possible: a brewer and a distiller walk into a pub… Tasting Notes That rich complexity carries over in the taste, where it’s like I just had a gulp of a dark beer and then took a shot of Jameson. There’s the rich dark chocolatey tones of the stout beer and some pleasant malty flavors coming into the mix, and interacting quite well actually with the bright cheerfulness of the Jameson whiskey. It’s just the right balance to make for a deliciously drinkable spirit all by its own. On Ice In this case, the stout beer flavors remained strong and present despite the addition of a bit of ice and water. They still make themselves easily known, but there’s a little more of a bite on that dark chocolate flavor than before. It could use a bit of sweetening up if I’m honest.

When a local craft brewer borrowed our casks to age their fine Irish stout it gave us an idea: why not finish our own precious whiskey in the stout beer seasoned oak barrels? The result is Jameson Stout Edition Lovely blend. Creamy and smooth. Skeptical at first but loved it. Now on my third bottle (Spread over time)Finally, this whiskey was provided to us a free sample to review by the party behind it. The Whiskey Wash, while appreciative of this, did keep full independent editorial control over this article. Usually, with a bit of ice, the more delicate flavors tend to drop out of the race. And in those instances where the barrel finishing process has done the bulk of the work imparting flavors into the spirit, those barrel notes are usually the ones that get the axe. 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.

Whereas Jameson Original is light, floral, and a little fruity, Caskmates Stout Edition is caramel-y and creamy. It still has a light mouthfeel and a smooth finish with just a little burn but instead of grassy fruitiness, there’s the richness of butterscotch. The nose is especially different, showcasing burnt sugar, toffee, and campfire scents. What happens when our master blender bumps into the local brewer in a bar? Greatness. And our Caskmates series. Where our Triple distilled whiskey is finished in beer seasoned casks from our friends at Eight Degrees Brewing. Creating a match made in Midleton.The Bow Street Distillery in Dublin, Ireland was established in 1780 by the Stein family. They started producing their version of a distilled whiskey and, by 1786, were cranking out about 30,000 gallons a year when Scottish businessman John Jameson joined as manager of the business. Within fifteen years, the distillery would be the second largest producer of distilled spirits in Ireland and turning out one million barrels per year. The original Bow Street distillery was renovated in 2016 and now serves as a tourist attraction designed to increase interest in Irish whiskey tastings. Product What came first? The whiskey or the barrel? The barrel of course. As that’s where the magic happens in all our whiskey. Bonding flavor together through time, patience and craft. As the char ignites to create something more.

It is quite surprisingly good. Rich, smooth and well-balanced. Not much of an aftertaste but for the price it is ridiculously good. This cost about 1/3 of the price of the Ballantine's 17 and yet it is better.Thirty-One Whiskey is a blog devoted to the appreciation of good whiskey, fine cigars, and the value of a hard day’s work in the wood shop. The standard Jameson whiskey starts with a blend of malted and un-malted Irish barley that is sourced from within fifty miles of the distillery. The grains are dried using natural gas kilns (unlike the peat fired kilns used in Scotland), fermented, and then distilled three times in batches within their small pot stills. For many, Jameson and Guiness are Irish alcohol. Whiskey and stout. It seems only natural that a combination of the two should arise. Enter Caskmates.

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