Having previously swapped stout barrels with our friends at Franciscan Well Brewery in 2013, we couldn’t wait to try a new beer mate with our casks. After careful exploration, we had a hunch that a zesty Irish Pale Ale would be the perfect partner.
So we loaned barrels to our brewery neighbours to make a Jameson Seasoned IPA, and the beer soaked barrels returned to the distillery full of new crisp, hoppy notes. The barrels were re-filled with Jameson and the wait began.
Our signature smoothness was still there, but rubbing shoulders with IPA introduced light hints of hops, fresh citrus and floral notes.
Nose: Floral, herbal hops, grapefruit citrus notes with subtle orchard fruits, complemented by wood shavings and a little nuttiness.
Taste: Hops and light citrus with sweet herbal notes and delicate spicy tones.
Finish: The lingering fresh fruit and hops give way to grains of barley and a signature smooth finish.
Available to buy or taste in O’Briens stores nationwide, at selected On-Trade partners in Dublin & Cork as well as the Jameson Distillery Bow Street and the Midleton Distillery.