Currently selling at around 4 million cases per year, Jameson is the world’s bestselling and favourite Irish whiskey. Founded in 1780 in Dublin, Ireland, the Midleton Distillery by John Jameson and Son produces some of the finest Irish whiskeys in the world. John Jameson pioneered the art of Triple Distillation, which is the tradition that to this day gives Jameson whiskeys their exceptionally smooth taste.
Jameson Irish whiskey is created uniquely compared to American and Scottish whisky. Unlike American whiskey which is distilled once or Scottish whisky which is distilled twice, Jameson’s Irish Whiskey is distilled three times to give it the signature smoothness that it is known for.
Jameson Triple Distilled Original Irish Whiskey is a perfectly balanced whisky with the malted barley and un-malted barley being measured to perfection so one doesn’t overpower the other. The distillers at Jameson also balance the pot still whiskeys to complement the delicate grain whiskey that they use perfectly. Finally, they age the whiskey in oak casks for a minimum of 4 years to balance the flavour of the whiskey. This masterful aging process ensures a balance of the nutty flavours from the sherry with the fragrant vanilla flavours from the bourbon casks used, all resulting in the perfect balanced, uniquely distinct Jameson Irish whiskey.
Tasting Notes: Jameson Triple Distilled Original Irish Whiskey
Eye/Appearance/Colour: Bright gold.
Nose/Aroma/Smell: To the nose, Jameson has a light floral fragrance, peppered with spicy wood and sweet notes.
Flavour/Taste/Palate: Perfect balance of spicy, nutty, and vanilla notes with hints of sweet sherry and exceptional smoothness.
Finish: Quite long, gentle, malty, and very fruity. Jameson gives a clean aftertaste with notes of orange and peach.