Bermondsey-based Fourpure Brewing Co. has teamed up with Jameson Irish Whiskey to create a Barrel-Aged Irish Coffee Imperial Stout – Nightcap.
The launch of Nightcap comes hot off the heels of a successful launch of the limited-edition Jameson Caskmates Fourpure Edition whiskey this September.
An idea conceived in Midleton, Ireland, a stone throw's away from the Jameson Irish Whiskey distillery, with Nightcap's branding and beer style paying homage to Cork's surrounding countryside.
The process started with Jameson whiskey barrels which were shipped from Ireland to Fourpure's South Bermondsey home. A rich, Imperial Stout was aged in the barrels before blending back and adding fresh coffee beans.
The beer contains six different malts with hints of vanilla and heavy roast flavours of rich coffee and cocoa. The barrel-ageing process also provides a rounded oak finish and a warm taste of whiskey.
Adrian Lugg, head of marketing at Fourpure Brewing Co., said: "Team Jameson are world-conquerors for a reason, they know their stuff. Combining their quality and expertise with our recipes and brewing skills is a lot of fun, and if I may say, makes for a cracking beer.
"We're very proud of Nightcap. It's another example of our continued innovation, pushing flavour boundaries and giving customers something extraordinary outside our core range of beers. And it tastes amazing."