While the world is in the midst of a whiskey revolution, for the most part, you consume your whiskey with little thought. It tastes great and that’s all that matters. But what exactly happens to take your tumbler full of goodness from the barrel to the bottle?

What was once unclear has now been brought to the fore thanks to Jameson Caskmates, the first Jameson whiskey to be finished in casks which previously held stout from Cork’s Franciscan Well brewery. Read on to find out more about this magic barrel-aging process.

JAMESON® Irish Whiskey. 40% Alc./Vol. (80 Proof). Product of Ireland. ©2015 Imported by John Jameson Import Company, Purchase, NY. Taste responsibly.

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