Our Whiskey of the week is Jameson Caskmates – No.1 on our tour and a great introduction to Irish whiskey – Watch our guide Jamie give his knowledge on the whiskey in our video above.



Jameson Caskmates came about following a conversation between Dave Quinn, Midleton’s head of whiskey science, and Shane Long, the head brewer at Cork’s Franciscan Well Brewery. Shane was looking to try something different with his new stout recipe and he asked Dave if he could use some of his old Jameson oak barrels to mature the stout in.

The barrel ageing resulted in a beautiful stout that had received a little whiskey love. The same barrels were then returned to Midleton and refilled with 60% abv whiskey, then matured for further 6 months. This extra finishing period added notes of smooth cocoa, oak, and butterscotch – to name a few – and embellished the mouth-feel of the standard Jameson. A cross pollination of flavours that has been bottled and released to the world.


There you have it, the story of Jameson Caskmates. Down below you can see some simple tasting notes and places to buy. Next week we will tell you all about Writers Tears, great name – great whiskey. sláinte!




WOTW No.1 – Jameson Caskmates

Price Range – €30-€40

Type – Blended Whiskey

Distiller – Midleton – Co.Cork

ABV – 40%

Barrel Type – ex sherry, ex bourbon & stout barrels.

Nose: crisp orchard fruits like green apples and pears, mild pot still spices

Taste: Subtle touch of hops and cocoa beans, Marzipan and charred oak

Finish: Long and sweet with Milk Chocolate and Butterscotch



Online Suppliers

Ireland –                      Celtic Whiskey Shop

United Kingdom  –    The Whiskey Exchange

United States –          Caskers

Australia –                  Dan Murphys


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