Bale Breaker Brewing and Revolution Brewing release Jameson Caskmates Whiskeys

Jameson finished in Bale Breaker and Revolution Brewing beer barrels, crafting two new limited edition products, inspired by local tastemakers

Press release: 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 today with the launch of Jameson Caskmates Bale Breaker Limited Edition and Jameson Caskmates Revolution Brewing Limited Edition.

 As a brand that grew up in neighborhoods across the country, Jameson has always celebrated the unique places, sounds, and tastes found only in those neighborhoods. 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 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.”

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 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.

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 Top Cutter IPA or Fist City Pale Ale.

Jameson Caskmates Bale Breaker Limited Edition (Bale Breaker Brewing Company, Yakima, WA)

Tasting Notes & Product Information:

  • Nose: Rich in hops with delicate floral notes
  • Taste: Citrus notes with some spices and vanilla throughout
  • Finish: Rich, lasting finish with hints of hops fading to notes of oak and spice
  • ABV: 40% Alc./Vol. (80 proof)

Jameson Caskmates Revolution Brewing Limited Edition (Revolution Brewing, Chicago, IL)

Tasting Notes & Product Information:

  • Nose: Delicate fruits, grapefruit and lingering sweet notes
  • Taste: Full bodied and smooth with hints of both hops and vanilla
  • Finish: Spice character and hops fade slowly into lingering fruit notes and toasted oak
  • ABV: 40% Alc./Vol. (80 proof)

Find Jameson Caskmates Revolution Brewing Limited Edition and Jameson Caskmates Bale Breaker Limited Edition at select retail locations and neighborhood bars for a limited time with an SRP of $29.99 per 750 mL bottle.

Follow along at @Jameson_US and JamesonWhiskey.com for the latest happenings or to find out more about Jameson Caskmates.

Taste Responsibly.

About Pernod Ricard USA®

Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA., the world’s second-largest spirits and wine company. Pernod Ricard employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI) and is part of the CAC 40 index. The company’s leading spirits include such prestigious brands as Absolut® Vodka,  Avión® Tequila, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Malibu®, Martell® Cognac, Olmeca Altos® Tequila , Beefeater® Gin, Del Maguey® Single Village Mezcal, Monkey 47® Gin, Plymouth® Gin, Seagram’s® Extra Dry Gin, Malfy® Gin, Hiram Walker® Liqueurs, Midleton® Irish Whiskey, Powers® Irish Whiskey, Redbreast® Irish Whiskey, Aberlour® Single Malt Scotch Whisky; Lillet®; Smithworks® Vodka, Smooth Ambler® Whiskey, Rabbit Hole® Whiskey, Pernod® and Ricard®; such superior wines as Jacob’s Creek®, Kenwood® Vineyards, Campo Viejo® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines.

Pernod Ricard USA is headquartered in New York, New York, and has more than 700 employees across the country. As “creators of conviviality,” we are committed to sustainable and responsible business practices in service of our customers, consumers, employees and the planet. Pernod Ricard USA urges all adults to consume its products responsibly and has an active program to promote responsible drinking. For more information on this, please visit: www.responsibility.org.

About Bale Breaker Brewing Co.

Bale Breaker focuses on handcrafted hop-forward ales, showcasing Yakima Valley hops and celebrating Yakima’s status as one of the leading hop growing regions, in the world. Backed by four generations of hop farming experience and a taproom surrounded by hop vines, Bale Breaker started in 2013, and has grown to become the fourth largest independent craft brewery in Washington State. 

About Revolution Brewing

Revolution Brewing started in 2010 as a Brewpub in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Today, it’s the largest independently owned brewery in Illinois, brewing every drop in Chicago between the original brewpub space in and a production brewery and taproom in Avondale.

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