I know that there are a ton of BA's (including myself) that love whiskey barrel-aged beer, but has anyone tried beer barrel-aged whiskey? I bought a bottle of Jameson Caskmates on my last trip to the liquor store. The whiskey was aged in stout barrels from the Franciscan Well Microbrewery in Cork, Ireland. My first pour was neat and I noticed little difference from the standard Jameson. I added a few splashes of slightly-below room temp water to my second pour and it opened up the flavors for sure. I got some stout essence on the nose and definite roasted stout bitterness upfront in the flavor. None of the flavors were extraordinary and I will likely not repeat this purchase (I tend to prefer bourbon and scotch to Irish whiskey). However, it got me thinking that some of the premier breweries could/should think about entering a barrel exchange program with some of the premier distilleries. The product could be absolutely amazing! Thoughts?