A very slight hint of coffee is present in the aftertaste amongst that moreish combination of sweet, smoke and oak. The nose begins with grapefruit, lemon and hops. I bought it because it was cheap. Its complex, confusing, exciting, above all its mouth watering and you're left longing for another round. Irish whiskey giant Jameson came out with the Caskmates series a while back. Finally, we love what we do and are constantly searching for mature whisky that not only has a story but tastes sensational.Next
The legs appear all around the glass simultaneously as they seem to move downward in complete harmony with each other in a synchronized dance. The series combines the flavours of the Franciscan Brewery with the traditions and expertise of Jameson. A+: A masterpiece and one of the ten best whiskeys of its type. For many, Jameson and Guiness are Irish alcohol. Single malt purists might take issue with the relative lack of depth here, but everyone needs a whiskey in their collection that is this supremely drinkable. Finally, this whiskey was provided to us a free sample to review by the party behind it. This one is going into my heavy rotation.Next
Maybe this is suited better as an Irish coffee. As the body develops, so does a silky salted caramel character that folds a soothing element into an otherwise spicy attack. Its incredibly peaty and smokey and your cant even take a proper whiff. Those richer, deeper flavors work remarkably well with its still-light mouthfeel. The taste remains the palette past the short smooth finish.Next
The finish is lightly hoppy, with notes of spicy black pepper, but also a supple vanilla caramel note that endures beyond them all. I can say that in 30+ yrs of drinking whisk e y I've finished more bottles of Jameson whisky than any other brand. The nose is subtle with aromas that are lightly fruity with hops and some oak underneath. Made from the same malted and unmalted barley, corn, and water, tripled distilled in pot stills, and aged for at least three years as , Caskmates Stout Edition departs from tradition in flavor more so than smoothness. And structurally, the whiskey is crafted in much the same way as the original Caskmates Stout Edition.Next
Jameson has collaborated with Franciscan Well, a craft brewery in Cork, to age its whiskey in their stout barrels. I actually prefer this over the Stout finish. Stunning whisky that you could happily sip on all day, on special occasions or as a nightcap. The palate is actually less unique than the nose, with notes of rich honey syrup, lemon peel, and a straightforward hoppiness hitting first. Well, actually, Jameson first sent Franciscan Well some of its own whiskey barrels, which were used to age a stout and then were sent back to Jameson, where they were used to age a whiskey. The whisky has thin, runny legs. It seems only natural that a combination of the two should arise.
Nose: Bold at first, but mellows significantly after the first second or two. Great marketing idea, poor execution 31st May 2018 I picked up a bot from a local duty free, having never bought a Jameson before, I thought it'd be a good gift and would save me giving away a bottle of my single malt scotch collection when required. The nose is bright, with hints of grapefruit, candied rose petals, toffee and hops. It lingers with a slightly smokey, oaky flavor. Located just outside Washington, D. Few attempts later, after my sinuses have been cleared with the intense peat fumes, my long nose is able to find an entire orchard in the glass.Next
I was going to get Johnny Black but it was 10 bucks more. Notes of curacao-like liqueur, other citrus fruits, herbs, barley, roasted vanilla bean, molasses, and something resembling sweet vermouth. The nose is especially different, showcasing burnt sugar, toffee, and campfire scents. Well eventually I caved in through curiosity and purchased a bottle and I'm pleased that I did. Finish medium, sweetness giving way to that hoppy bitterness.Next
The low proof gives the whiskey a slightly watery mouthfeel. The execution was the problem there. Secondly, when we fall in love with a flavour profile from a given cask of whisky, we buy the whole cask and continue that maturation at different warehouses in Scotland. Finish: The lingering fresh fruit and hops give way to grains of barley and a signature smooth finish. Nose: Floral, herbal hops, grapefruit citrus notes with subtle orchard fruits, complemented by wood shavings and a little nuttiness. The oak wood is sweet with hints of spice.
Palate: Up front, demerara sugar and caramel cream together with a lush maltiness and butterscotch. The finish is the best part I think. Sadly its now an old dog, senile and a bit dribbly - there are stains on its bean bag and it smells weird. The first taste brings a creamy, almost chewy mouthfeel. Actually, the barrels start at Jameson, then they go to the brewery, then they go back to Jameson for reuse as finishing barrels. I love the citrus profile of Jamesons but this pairing proves how good the basic spirit is as it totally changed in a great way.Next
I hope you all that try it do too. Patrick's Day 2015, and we know that some of the fine folk at Irish Distillers were worried that it may be seen as a bit of a gimmick. Perhaps to an extent it is, but more importantly, it works - a worthwhile experiment that's produced a unique and interesting Irish whiskey. Bingo bango, Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition was born. When I reviewed the previous iteration roughly two years ago, the Caskmates Stout Edition, I certainly felt the idea was great. Back in the 2001, when it was first released, Internet Explorer 6 was a masterpiece, shiny and new — a proud, brave puppy of a browser, ready for the new millenium. Being blunt, the stout that was stored in those casks was not present enough in the whisky to make an appreciable impact on the flavor.Next