Aged in American oak barrels and the finest sherry casks, Jameson Signature Reserve delivers Jameson’s signature taste and smoothness with additional heather and honey sweetness. Exclusive to travel retail, it allegedly guarantees a warm welcome if you happen to be staying with family or friends after a flight.
John Jameson established his distillery in Dublin in 1780, determined to create the finest whiskey in the world. Over 230 years later, Jameson continues to be acclaimed all over the world for its exceptionally smooth taste.
The hallmark smoothness comes down to three factors; triple distillation, controlled maturation and masterly blending of the various whiskey components. These were the key stipulations laid down by John Jameson, and to this day they are passionately adhered to at Midleton Distillery, thus making Jameson the world’s No. 1 Irish Whiskey. It can be enjoyed neat, with ice, or mixed in a long drink or cocktail.
Jameson Irish Whiskey is triple distilled to deliver twice the smoothness. But there is a little more to this precise craft: it is also about obtaining the perfect balance. First, the balance between the amount of malted and un-malted barley, in order to give a natural barley flavour. But it is also about mastering the proportions of triple distilled Pot Still Whiskeys and triple distilled Grain Whiskeys, in order to deliver exceptional smoothness. And lastly, it is about harmonizing the sweet, nutty flavour from Sherry casks with the toasted wood and vanilla notes from Bourbon casks.
Sweet floral light perfume notes are followed by underlying spice. Some nuttiness, apples and dried fruits.
Initial impression is a mouth coating of heather honey sweetness. This is closely followed by some smooth spicy oils. Additional depth is added with cedar wood from the American oak along with dried fruits which are the primary contribution from the sherry casks.
A long, warm sweet finish.