Jameson has announced the newest in their line of Caskmates — products made in collaboration with craft-beer breweries.
Jameson Caskmates KelSo Pale Ale Edition was born from a partnership between the Irish whiskey distillery and Brooklyn microbrewer KelSo Beer Co.
“Back in 2014, Brooklyn micro brewer KelSo Beer Co. borrowed six of our Jameson barrels to age their India Pale Ale,” said Patrick Caulfield, Senior Brand Manager, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Pernod Ricard USA, in a press release. “We thought it only right that we return the flavor and mature a special edition Jameson in the pale ale seasoned casks returned to us from the brewer.”
The result is a Jameson whiskey with IPA characteristics of zesty citrus, soft vanilla, hints of hops, pot still spices and sherry, the company says. It will be the smallest release Jameson has ever done in the U.S.
Jameson Caskmates is best enjoyed neat, on the rocks or paired with a KelSo IPA, the company says. The product will retail for a suggested price of $29.99 per 750-ml. bottle, and is only available in New York for a limited time.