Jameson Brewery Edition Gara Guzu, created as a result of the collaboration of Irish whiskey giant Jameson and the kraft beer brand Gara Guzu in Muğla, is a very interesting bottling with both its story and content. I would like to briefly share with you the details of the production process of Jameson Brewery Edition Gara Guzu.
First of all, the Jameson team tried all the beers of Gara Guzu and chose the Gara Guzu 4C IPA, which they thought was the most suitable beer for this project. This beer, which has the character of traditional IPA, is a highly aromatic IPA produced using 4 different hops. Under the guidance of the founders of Gara Guzu, dear Ataç and Akgonca, the same formulas as Gara Guzu 4C IPA are produced at the Midleton distillery in Ireland. Afterwards, this beer is placed in Bourbon barrels and kept for a certain period of time. After the beers are emptied, this time Jameson whiskey, which has completed its maturation, is placed in the same barrels and a finishing touch is made for about 4-5 weeks, that is, a final touch is made.
Jameson Brewery Edition Gara Guzu, which is stated to be produced approximately 24,000 units, will be exclusive to the Turkish market. Let me state that this bottle has the distinction of being the first member of the Brewery Edition series in the world, and that different bottles may come to the series already.
Jameson Brewery Edition Gara Guzu (Irish Blend, 40% abv)
Nose: With the first sniff, it makes you feel the sweet, floral and soft character of Jameson that we are used to. The scents of citrus, pine, honey, hops are accompanied by spice and slightly toasty notes. It has a warmth that starts off soft, sweet and fresh and gradually makes itself felt.
Palate: Similar to the palate, vanilla, citrus, hops, pine and honey flavors are evident, but I can say that the palate is a bit more spicy and peppery. It's sweet and warm. I found it more enjoyable to drink with a little cold or 1-2 ice.
Finish: A medium length warm finish with citrus, hops and sweet spices.
My Comments: A matured Jameson in Turkish Kraft beer! A great project that I am really proud of as a Turkish whiskey lover! In short, I can say that Jameson Brewery Edition reflects this collaboration with both its story and character perfectly for Gara Guzu. A touch of spice and hops has been added to Jameson's familiar floral and fresh character. I can say that I found this bottle, which I had the chance to try in different ways, more enjoyable with a little cooling or 1-2 ice.