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Country : Ireland
Region : Midleton, Cork
Style : Blended Irish Whisky
Ingredients : Barley, Maize
Volume : 700 ml
Alcohol : 40.0%
In 1780, John Jameson established a way of making Irish whiskey that they’ve been proudly sticking to ever since. As one can imagine, producing a blended Irish whiskey that has been enjoyed for over two centuries takes a lot. They’ve distilled over 200 years of courage, craft and a collective appreciation for taste, into one short account, developing the passion behind their signature smoothness – their process and their people.
Their smoothness comes from their signature triple distillation process. It’s the method that the founder, John Jameson, built his name on and the legacy that their current Head Distiller Kevin O’Gorman upholds to this day.
Jameson Irish Whiskey is made by blending rich pot still whiskey made from both malted and unmalted barley, with the finest grain whiskey, both distilled three times for smoothness. In addition, their barley is all grown locally in Ireland, with their unique water comes from the Dungourney River, which flows right through the distillery. Which is fitting, because the word whiskey derives from the Irish “uisce beatha”, meaning ‘water of life’. Now, while their barley comes from up the road and the water comes from outside the window, the maize is a sun-loving crop. Ireland’s famous climate is anything but tropical, so that’s why they use a farmer in the South of France to provide us with all our non-genetically modified maize.
As for the next important component for ageing, the oak barrels, their Head Cooper Ger Buckley has turned to their friends in the United States and Spain to provide those beautiful and enriching casks. The barrels' previous life of ageing bourbon and fortified wine, leaves them seasoned and ready to pass some of their remarkable toasted wood, vanilla and sweet sherry personality along to the whiskey.
Following a pretty stringent law that states that a spirit must spend a minimum of three years maturing on the island of Ireland to be lucky enough to be able to call itself Irish. Although the length of time allows for maturation isn’t the same for every cask, 2% of the whiskey is lost to evaporation every year. This is called the Angel’s Share.
At Jameson, They take pride in running a single distillery, which means they have full control over the production process, from grain to glass. When it comes time for blending, their current Head Blender, Billy Leighton, only uses whiskeys that were reared on the grounds of their distillery. As a result, they’re able to produce a wide variety of different whiskeys, without having to knock on any other distillery doors, producing a taste that is exclusively their own.
Tasting Note :
On the nose, it has a light floral fragrance, peppered with spicy wood and sweet notes. Once on the palate, will experience the perfect balance of spicy, nutty and vanilla notes with hints of sweet sherry and exceptional smoothness. Ending with a smooth, lingering finish.
Simple Cocktail Tryout :
- 1.75 parts of the whisky
- 3 parts of lemonade
- 1 lime wedge
- Ice cubes
Pour all into a high ball glass, stir and enjoy
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