One brewery from Logan Square, Chicago, IL. One brewery from the hop fields in Yakima, WA. One whiskey from Midleton, Ireland. That’s the intercontinental collaboration Jameson unveiled with the launch of Jameson Caskmates Bale Breaker Limited Edition and Jameson Caskmates Revolution Brewing Limited Edition.
As a brand that grew up in neighbourhoods across the country, Jameson has always celebrated the unique places, sounds, and tastes found only in those neighbourhoods. The partnership with Bale Breaker Brewing Company and Revolution Brewing has been taken to new heights with the launch of the two Jameson Caskmates Limited Editions.
“Jameson’s commitment to local neighbourhoods 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 neighbourhoods.”
The Jameson Caskmates Hyperlocal Limited Editions were conceived when Bale Breaker Brewing and Revolution Brewing travelled to Ireland to brew their signature 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 patiently 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 neighbourhood 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.
The Jameson Caskmates series was born from a bar top conversation, touting the evolution of beer and whiskey’s role at the bar. For years, the two have coexisted on menus and shelves, but not under one cap until the launch of Jameson Caskmates in 2015. When Jameson Caskmates’ was thought up, no one anticipated such an exceptional result, confirming that it couldn’t be stopped at just one.
Both, Caskmates Editions should be served neat, on the rocks or alongside a craft beer, we recommend Topcutter IPA or Fist City Pale Ale. Find Jameson Caskmates Revolution Brewing Limited Edition and Jameson Caskmates Bale Breaker Limited Edition at select retail locations and neighbourhood bars for a limited time with an SRP of $29.99 per 750 mL bottle.
Source: Pernod Ricard