Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition
Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition, NAS, 40 %
So here it, finally. The follow-up to the Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition (see review). The Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition is the result of another collaboration between Midelton Distillery and the Franciscan Well Brewery in Cork, Ireland.
Jameson shipped off a few casks to the brewery, which used them to age IPA beer, then the casks were returned and were used to give a beer-y finish to Jameson whiskey.
The official info is gathered here.
You can buy the Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition in Norway starting March 1 at NOK 420 (10766601). It is also available online at around GBP 25.
Nose: Light and fruity. Soft notes of apples and pears, mixed with a definite green character. I wouldn’t call it hoppy, but it is fresh and herbal. Vanilla, lemon meringue and strawberries also make the cut. Very appealing.
Taste: Creamy and ample bodied. Again quite fruity and fresh, with a distinct green-ish tint. Medium sweetness. The herbal notes come with a slight edge to them now.
Finish: Medium long finish. It continues to develop, and takes on a slight bitter-ish note. Still rather fruity. Perhaps slightly hoppy as well now? Mint, assorted nuts and hints of oak.
Comment: A fine addition to the Jameson range of products. It differs enough from the standard range to make it worthwhile to try, and the finish is a positive addition.
Image from Master of Malt.