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Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition goes global

Pernod Ricard Irish Distillers has announced the global roll out of its Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition following a run in Ireland during September 2017.

Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition is a triple distilled Irish whiskey finished in craft IPA-seasoned barrels.

Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition is the next chapter of a story that began in 2013, when Brian Nation, master distiller in Midleton Distillery, and Dave Quinn, master of Whiskey Science in Midleton Distillery, met Franciscan Well founder and head brewer, Shane Long, in a Cork bar.

The Midleton 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 Midleton Distillery, Dave Quinn re-filled them with Jameson Irish whiskey – a finishing process that created Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition.

Commenting on the announcement Jean-Christophe Coutures, chairman and CEO of Irish Distillers, says: “Irish Distillers has a long history of innovation within the Irish whiskey category and we are incredibly proud of the latest chapter in this story of creative experimentation. This new addition to the Jameson Caskmates family was trialed in the Irish market exclusively since September 2017 and the response has been fantastic. We have no doubt that Jameson Caskmates IPA will be as popular throughout the world as it has been in its homeland of Ireland.”

Dave Quinn, master of Whiskey Science in Midleton Distillery, adds: “Without the curiosity and collaboration that took place that night in Cork and the expertise, passion and dedication that followed, we may have missed out on what has become a staple innovation within the Jameson family. It’s great to see the range growing so that more craft beer and whiskey fans alike can experience Jameson Caskmates. I recommend that you try the new release on the rocks or paired with a craft IPA but always with good friends over great conversations.”

Bottled at 40% ABV, Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition is available from December 2017 in the USA and January 2018 in Ireland. RRP is €38.

3 December 2017 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor