Jameson released a Tokyo-only edition of their Caskmates Irish Whiskey, appropriately named “Jameson Caskmates Tokyo Edition.” It is another in a series of collaborations with breweries around the world. On this occasion Jameson partnered with the Devil Craft Brewing Company in Tokyo. Bottled at 40% abv bottle and was released on June 4 2018 to bars/industry in Tokyo only.
James Caskmates Tokyo Edition brings an entirely new level of logistical complexity. Jameson is aged in the cask in Ireland, then the cask is shipped to Tokyo, where two different Devil Craft beers are barrel aged with an Imperial Stout and an Imperial Rye Brown Ale. Afterwards, the barrels were returned to Ireland, where Jameson is finished once again for 10 months. The two resulting Jameson cask styles are blended together, bottled, and sent back to Tokyo.