Irish Distiller Jameson has created its second beer barrel-finished Jameson Crested Whiskey finished in Devil’s Ladder Belgian Tripel Barrels.
Created in collaboration with fellow County Cork-based producer Eight Degrees Brewing, the expression offers a ‘toasted cereal’ character with notes of spices, floral hops and sweetness.
The second in the series, the brand has matured its Crested whiskey for four months in Belgian Tripel beer barrels to bring, as Irish Distillers blender Dave McCabe said, “sweetness in the form of vanilla and brown sugar, as well as a roasted malt character and elevated clove notes”.
“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,” he continued.
Daniel O’Shea, head brewer at Eight Degrees Brewing, added: “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.”
For more information, go to jamesonwhiskey.com