Excerpt: Those richer, deeper flavors work remarkably well with its still-light mouthfeel. Enjoyable neat, its accrued flavors of would nicely lend it to an Irish coffee or an emerald. Overall, a happy marriage between whiskey and stout.
Excerpt: The mouthfeel is significantly richer and heavier than the base spirit, but the finish is brief and somewhat dry and lighter than expected with a slight note of black pepper. This whiskey is an exciting, confusing, and fun experiment.
Excerpt: The taste still has the usual Jameson pepperiness balanced by notes of oak, dark chocolate, caramel, honey, and just a tiny bit of happiness. The finish is very long with a tiny bit of oakiness, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee beans, and touches of vanilla and honey.
Excerpt: Standard Jameson: simple and sweet, with a mix of fruit and nuts and a backing of gentle grains. I don’t get a distinctly stout character in Caskmates — maybe a touch of hops on the finish — but on its own merits it’s a whiskey worth picking up, particularly if you’re an Irish fan.