The recently-announced “spirit drink” as the bottle refers to it—as opposed to a vodka drink, a lager drink, or a cider drink—is a blend of “triple-distilled Jameson Irish Whiskey” and “Fairtrade cold brew coffee extract sourced from Arabica beans in Colombia and Brazil,” per Liquor.com. The bottle even has that little Fairtrade logo on it.
The flavor is described as “distinctive, bold, and natural with refreshing cold brew coffee impact followed by charred wood from the pot still whiskey contribution on palate,” with “intense rich coffee bean aromatics combined with vanilla nuttiness of Jameson.”
Sitting at a pretty drinkable 70 proof, Jameson Cold Brew is expected to retail at $33, which is probably about as much as I’d be willing to pay for this sort of coffee-based gimmick, and I’m the target audience.
Alas, it is unlikely that Jameson Cold Brew is in my American future, as the very limited release—only 3,000 bottles made—is currently only available on the Emerald Isle, somewhat ironic considering the last time I was in Ireland I could rarely find a filter coffee, much less a cold brew. According to Liquor, the new whiskey is only available for purchase at Jameson’s Dublin distillery and the Dublin Airport, but a quick Google search found that Obriens appears to be selling bottles of Jameson Cold Brew for €28.50. And they’ll deliver anywhere on the country.
But should I be lucky enough to get my hands on a bottle, I know just the mixer.
Top image via Jameson