Jameson is a unique blended whiskey produced by the Irish distillers subsidiary group of Pernod Ricard. It is originally one of the six main Dublin whiskies at the Jameson distillery. This Irish whiskey was founded by John Jameson, a lawyer from Scotland who then founded this distillery in 1780. By the year 1805, it was passed down to his son John Jameson II. However, it has then been passed down from generation to generation.
In 1901 the company was incorporated as John Jameson and sons Ltd.Byt during the year 1966. John Jameson merged with Cork Distillers and John Powers to form the Irish Distillers group. This led to the opening of the New Middleton Distillery in the year 1976 by Irish Distillers. The French Drinks Conglomerate Pernod Ricard in 1988 bought the Irish Distillery. This made the old Jameson Distillery a museum that offers tours and wine tasting to its visitors.
Jameson is produced from a blend of grand whiskey and single pot whiskey, which is gotten from a mixture of mated and Unaltered green Irish barleys which is gotten from within a fifty-mile radius around the distillery. It is then drained in a close kiln fired by natural gas.
All Jameson products show quality, in particular, the 18 years and its rarest reserved have rated highly at the international spirits rating. The 18 year’s received a series of gold and double gold medals at the San Francisco world spirits competition in the year 2005-2010. The Rarest reserve has won the same medals there as well, it’s rated as one of the top 20 whiskies in the world. In 2018 Jameson’s 18-year-old Irish blend won the best Irish blended whiskey.
The Jameson Whisky Collection
The brand has various whiskey in its collection, but we are going to look at just three:
Jameson Irish Whiskey
Jameson Triple Distilled Original Irish Whiskey is a perfectly balanced whiskey with the malted barley and un-malted barley being measured to perfection so one doesn’t overpower the other. Awarded Irish Blend of the Year in Jim Murrays Whiskey Bible 2019.
The Jameson Whiskey has been tweaked over the years to make it mix well with other drinks. This explains its popularity in bars and nightclubs. It is made from the pot still whiskey and grain whiskey. Which is then matured in American Bourbon barrels and Spanish sherry butts. It leaves an exceptionally smooth sweet wood taste with nutty notes.
The Jameson Irish Whisky is a good starting point for anyone wanting to try a typical Irish blend. This exceptional triple-distilled whiskey is a perfect gift to present your cherished ones for Christmas, dinners, birthdays, Father’s Day and Mother’s Day, and other special occasions. Jameson Original Whisky is triple distilled, twice as smooth and one of a kind.
Jameson Original Tasting Notes
Nose: A light floral fragrance, peppered with spicy wood and sweet notes.
Taste: The perfect balance of spicy, nutty, and vanilla notes with hints of sweet sherry and exceptional smoothness.
Finish: Smooth and mellow.
Jameson Black Barrel
Jameson Black Barrel is a triple-distilled, twice-charred Irish Whiskey. Charring is an age-old method for invigorating barrels to intensify the taste. The Jameson Black Barrel is a tribute to the coopers, who painstakingly give the bourbon barrels an additional charring to reveal its untold richness and complexity. This is because every barrel contains secrets; the trick is coaxing them out.
It is made from a high portion of pot whiskey and a small batch of grain whiskey matured in double flame charred American bourbon barrels. It gives notes of nut with spice and vanilla sweetness with rich intense toasted wood and vanilla. Jameson Black Barrel is triple distilled, twice charred, for a rich smooth taste.
Jameson Black Barrel Tasting Notes
Eye: Deep gold with some copper tinges.
Nose: Time spent maturing in these barrels leads to intensified aromas of butterscotch, fudge, and creamy toffee.
Taste: Nutty notes are in abundance alongside the smooth sweetness of spice and vanilla.
Finish: Enjoy the richness and intensity of toasted wood and vanilla.
Jameson 18 years Old
The Jameson 18 years Old is made from the pot still whiskey and grain whiskey, then matured in American bourbon barrels and Spanish sherry butts for 18 years. It has a wonderfully mellow and smooth but complex flavour of toffee, spice, vanilla, and hints of wood and leather with gentle sherry nuttiness.
Jameson 18 Years is where time and tradition converge. A unique blend of 3 signature distillates matured in finest oak for almost two decades. The spirit is then given a final marrying period of at least 6 months in a fresh American oak barrel, adding a unique complexity and elegance.
Jameson Black Barrel Tasting Notes
Nose: Aromatic oils with a touch of wood and spicy toffee
Taste: Wonderfully mellow and smooth, a mouthful of complex flavours – toffee, spice, hints of wood and leather, gentle sherry nuttiness, and vanilla.
Finish: A long lingering finish carries the theme of the wood, spice, and toffee right through to the end.
Like every family, Jameson Whiskey is made up of individual characters. While each has its own personality, they’re all part of a Jameson family focused on taste.
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Note: This list will be updated from time to time. The Jameson brand has other notable whiskeys in its collection.