Pernod Ricard has teamed up with two American craft breweries for the latest in its ongoing series of Jameson Caskmates whiskey releases.
The Jameson Caskmates Hyperlocal Limited Editions were conceived when Bale Breaker Brewing from Yakima, WA and Revolution Brewing from Logan Square, Chicago, travelled to Ireland to brew beers to season Jameson casks. The process resulted in Jameson Caskmates Bale Breaker and Revolution Brewing Limited Edition – tripled-distilled, blended Irish whiskey that has been finished in local craft beer-seasoned barrels.
“Going to Ireland to collaborate with Jameson is a brewer’s dream. 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,” said Kevin Smith, the head brewer at Bale Breaker Brewery.
“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, the head brewer at Revolution Brewing.
“Jameson’s commitment to local neighborhoods is the cornerstone of our connection with whiskey drinkers and local tastemakers, across the country. Having the opportunity to highlight a shared passion for artistry, with two breweries that have been a part of the Jameson family since the inception of Drinking Buddies program in 2015, is a great feat for everyone involved,” said Paul Di Vito, Vice President, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Pernod Ricard USA. “Jameson Caskmates Hyperlocal Editions allow us to put the spotlight on these local breweries, devising a spirit that embodies the taste of our neighborhoods.”
Both Jameson releases can be found at select retail and bar locations for a limited time, with an SRP of $29.99 per 750ml bottle.