Having previously swapped stout barrels with our friends at a local craft brewery in 2013, we couldn’t wait to try a new beer mate with our casks. After careful exploration, we had a hunch that a zesty Irish pale ale (IPA) would be the perfect partner. So, we loaned barrels to our neighbours, Eight Degrees Brewing, to make a Jameson-seasoned IPA, and the beer-soaked barrels returned to the distillery full of new, crisp hoppy notes. The barrels were refilled with Jameson and the wait began. Our signature smoothness is still there, but rubbing shoulders with the IPA has introduced light hints of hops, fresh citrus and floral notes.