Jameson is teaming up with two American craft breweries—Bale Breaker Brewery in Yakima, Washington, and Revolution Brewing in Chicago—on their latest Caskmates releases, which they’re calling the Jameson Caskmates Hyperlocal Limited Editions.
“Jameson’s commitment to local neighborhoods is the cornerstone of our connection with whiskey drinkers and local tastemakers, across the country,” said Paul Di Vito, vice president of Jameson Irish Whiskey, Pernod Ricard USA, in a prepared statement. “Jameson Caskmates Hyperlocal Editions allow us to put the spotlight on these local breweries, devising a spirit that embodies the taste of our neighborhoods.”
Brewers from both breweries traveled to Ireland to brew their beers, which were then used to season Jameson barrels. The barrels were then filled with Jameson’s triple-distilled, blended Irish whiskey, resulting in whiskeys that have been “patiently finished in local craft beer-seasoned barrels.”
Jameson Caskmates Bale Breaker Limited Edition (image via Jameson)
“Going to Ireland to collaborate with Jameson is a brewer’s dream,” said Bale Breaker head brewer Kevin Smith. “Our Topcutter IPA embodies where we’re from, and bringing a taste of our neighborhood to the Jameson distillery to create our very own Caskmates Limited Edition was quite incredible.”
“When we came together, it was about making something new and different. Chicago has a strong Irish history and now we have an Irish Whiskey of our own,” said Jim Cibak, head brewer at Revolution Brewing.
The distillery’s tasting notes for both whiskeys are below: