Jameson Cooper’s Croze is an Irish Whiskey that celebrates the craft of our Head Cooper, Ger Buckley. It honours his mastery at selecting, repairing and maintaining the treasured casks at our Midleton distillery and the tools he uses to do so.
Jameson Cooper’s Croze showcases the role of maturation on the final spirit. Aged in a combination of virgin-American-oak barrels, bourbon barrels and sherry butts, which have added notes of toast, vanilla and raisins respectively.
A subtle flower petal-perfume develops into rich ripe fruits, while some charred oak and cedar wood bring balance and complexity – a seamless infusion of American and Spanish oak character.
The initial impression is from the sweet vanilla of the American ex-bourbon barrels. This brings added depth to the rich fruits typical of the ex-oloroso sherry butts. A pleasant touch of hazelnut and toasted wood complement the pot still spices.
Pleasantly long, with vanilla sweetness slowly fading to barley grains with a touch of oak char.