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Jameson launches whiskey that is matured in beer-soaked barrels

Irish Distillers has announced the launch of its second collaboration with Eight Degrees Brewing – a limited edition Jameson Crested that has been matured in beer-soaked barrels. 

Jameson Crested
Credit: Jameson

Last year, Eight Degrees launched a Belgian Tripel craft beer that was finished in Jameson sherry casks. Now, Jameson has returned the favour with a special whiskey that was selected to mature in beer-soaked barrels for four months.

“It’s no secret that the flavours found in beer and whiskey complement each other,” explains Irish Distillers’ Blender Dave McCabe.

“We are delighted that in recent years our relationship and indeed proximity to Eight Degrees Brewing here in Cork has created a canvas for collaboration and experimentation in this space, both as part of the Jameson Caskmates Series and beyond.

Daniel O’Shea, Head Brewer at Eight Degrees Brewing adds: “It was in the spirit of innovation that we decided to rest Devil’s Ladder in Jameson sherry casks, adding sweetness and Christmas cake notes to our Belgian Tripel. We are thrilled that the story has now come full circle, with our beer imparting a delicate hoppy character to this iconic Irish whiskey.”

The limited-edition release of Jameson Crested Finished in Devil’s Ladder Belgian Tripel Barrels will comprise fewer than 6,000 bottles. It will launch at O’Brien’s Wines today (23 April), in specialist off license retailers on 26 April and online at on 28 April. The 70cl bottle is priced at 50 Euros, or roughly US$60.

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