Jameson Unveils Third Crested X Eight Degrees Brewing Collaboration

Jameson Crested Finished in Barleywine Irish Oak Barrels

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Jameson Crested Finished in Barleywine Irish Oak Barrels

Jameson Crested Finished in Barleywine Irish Oak Barrels

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Jameson Crested Finished in Barleywine Irish Oak Barrels is the latest collaboration between Irish Distillers and Eight Degrees. Bottled at 45% ABV, the creators say the whiskey perfectly balances oak tannins and dried fruits with cereal notes and nutty undertones from the barley wine.

For a full-bodied flavour, the creators started by selecting rare Irish oak barrels from Midleton Distillery. The brewery team then selected barleywine to rest in the barrels for three months to produce a beer infused with whiskey flavours for their Original Gravity series. Once emptied, the beer-seasoned barrels were returned to Midleton, filled with Jameson Crested, and left to mature for a further three months.

“As a wood, Irish oak is much more porous than its American counterpart, meaning the barrels have been quick to mature and impart flavours of caramel and dairy fudge, which have worked elegantly in tandem with the nutty, malted flavour of the barleywine for a luscious whiskey which is truly Irish in every sip,” explains Irish Distillers’ blender Deirdre O’Carroll.

A limited-edition release of fewer than 10,000 bottles of Jameson Crested Finished in Barleywine Irish Oak Barrels will be available in Jameson’s brand home outlets at Jameson Distillery (Dublin) and Midleton Distillery (Cork) as well as in global travel retailers and Jameson’s online, priced at €50/$54.

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