Original 7 Beverage Co, an award-winning microbrewery based in Cork City, are delighted to release a very special limited-edition Extra Stout aged in Jameson casks.
Extra Stout is the first in Original 7’s ‘barrel aged series’ and is sure to be on the Christmas list of all discerning craft beer and whiskey connoisseurs this year. This premium Irish stout will be available in limited quantities – only 1,000 bottles will be available to purchase – ensuring that each bottle and pour is a treasured experience for those lucky enough to enjoy it.
Brewed by Head Brewer, Páidí Scully, using Irish ale malt, flaked oats, malted wheat, roast barley, and dark crystal malts; Original 7’s Extra Stout packs a punch. Expect a full-bodied stout of 9.3% ABV with notes of strong coffee and winter berry coupled with dark chocolate and coffee bean aromas. And there’s more. Thanks to their friends in Jameson Distillery Cork, this barrel-aged stout was matured for six months in ex-bourbon Jameson whiskey casks, adding subtle undertones of caramel, vanilla, nuttiness and a little spice.
Shane Long, Founding Director, Original 7 explains why their Extra Stout is a cut above the rest;
“After 25 years in the brewery and pub trade and as the first beer partner to Jameson 11 years ago, it is a full circle moment to be back using Jameson casks to produce Original 7 Extra Stout. The combination of our brewing process and the flavours that Jameson brings to this brew make it truly special. It is, without doubt, the best extra stout I have ever tasted. I would like to thank Jameson for their support and Taste4Success Skillnet for their help and support in funding the experts to help us develop and promote our Original 7 brand”.
Original 7 Beverage Co. harks back to the establishment of the original Franciscan Well brewery by Shane Long in 1998. The range of artisan, easy to drink beers with big flavours boldly stands out at the bar taps with a nostalgic 90’s look and feel. After only a year and a half in business, they have already won Three World Beer awards and a Blas na hEireann silver award for their Wonderland Red Ale. The core range includes Revolution IPA, Hazy Pale Ale, Original 7 Lager, Wonderland Red Ale and Rockefeller Weisse.
Whether shared amongst friends, savoured in solitude, or paired with a hearty meal, Original 7’s Extra Stout invites you to experience the fusion of two Irish legacies. It’s a real celebration of heritage and brewing craftsmanship that’s meant to be cherished.
Retailing at €29 a bottle, this is a special gift for someone who really appreciates exceptional craft beer. Extra Stout comes in a traditional dark brown stout bottle with a swing stopper cap. The bottle is presented in a premium branded presentation box in dark wine colours with a design that reflects the grains of wood on the casks along with the established Original 7 branding. Original 7’s Extra Stout is available to buy now on their website original7.ie and in limited Cork City premises including the Franciscan Well Brewpub, Bradley’s off licence and Matson’s Wine Store.
To celebrate the launch of this special brew, Original 7 are giving away two of these limited-edition bottles of barrel aged extra stout for you to enjoy or gift over Christmas, but that’s not all! They are also offering a guided tour of the brewery for two people followed by a tasting of their range of award-winning craft beers along with the perfect partner to beer – delicious wood-fired pizza from local company Pompeii Pizza! To enter, check out our social media posts on Instagram and Twitter, and we will announce the winner on Friday the 15th December!
Indulge in the extraordinary – raise your glass and toast to the harmonious marriage of stout and whiskey – made in Cork, obviously!