Let us stick with Jameson for a moment. In 2014 they did a (‘pleasant’ in their own words) experiment with beer casks. Their Jameson Caskmates matured on old whiskey casks that had in between been used by Cork's Franciscan Well Brewery to mature their stout. More Caskmates are underway, I am told.
The nose is very sweet and reminds me of grenadine lemonade, but nothing else. Doh! This is a very inactive nose, to be honest. Quite a let down.
On the palate, I fear it is equally flat. Some chemical sweetness with vanilla and something candy-like, but that is it. Well, bar a little spiciness in the guise of pepper and nutmeg. Fruit? None.
The finish is medium long, but rather uneventful. More of the same.
And what is the influence of the stout, really? Probably the least interesting Jameson I have tried. Last seen for 35 EUR.