Jameson Irish Whiskey 2017 St Patricks Day Edition features local artist Steve McCarthy, who took inspiration from the saying “Dublin rewards those who ‘chance their arm.'” McCarthy put his twist on the expression that still lives on today with his design for the 2017 Limited Edition Jameson Whiskey Bottle. Every St. Patrick’s Day, Jameson honors their Irish heritage by collaborating with some of the top artists found in Ireland. Each year, the design and designer’s name appear on the labeling. This year, Steve designed a lovely label by merging historical and contemporary Dublin with his own unique style. His work is usually inspired by the playful use of works that Irish are infamous for. “Chancing your arm” can be interpreted as ‘taking a shot in the dark’ or stepping out of your comfort zone. You can learn more about Steve McCarthy and the collaboration here.
Jameson Irish Whiskey is a blend of pot still and fine grain whiskeys that is as versatile as it is smooth. Triple-distilled and aged for a minimum of 4 years, this is the timeless whiskey that turned our green bottle into an icon. Nose: To the nose, Jameson has a light floral fragrance, peppered with spicy wood and sweet notes. Taste: Perfect balance of spicy, nutty and vanilla notes with hints of sweet sherry and exceptional smoothness.
There’s a lot of craft and care that goes into every bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey. Coopers, blenders, distillers, just to name a few. And it’s funny how when you make something with craft and care, you cross paths with other passionate people. John Jameson established the way of making whiskey in 1780 and it’s been proudly sticking to it ever since. It might not be the easiest way, but insisting on the finest ingredients, triple distillation, and aging our whiskey in seasoned oak barrels has been the secret behind our signature smoothness. Jameson collaborated with Beavertown, a micro-brewery based out of Hackney, East London, to produce an imperial stout aged in Jameson casks. The stout is named Ger’onimo in honour of Ger Buckley, fifth generation Master Cooper at the Jameson Distillery, who Beavertown founder Logan Plant met when he travelled to Midleton, Co. Cork to select the barrels.
Looking for the best Jameson Gift Basket? Pompei Gift Baskets has the best Jameson Gift Basket for all occasions. Buy Glenfiddich 1963 Retro have a light, golden color. Jameson Whisky is a classic, time-honored whiskey, so this gift basket with three varieties of Jameson Whiskey is a no-brainer for your whiskey lover and the perfect surprise for any whiskey drinker looking to try out some new whiskey varieties! Two shot glasses and three bottles of Jameson arrive snuggly in a wooden-like container. This unique gift box includes three-200ml bottles: Jameson Original Irish Whiskey, Jameson Caskmates, and Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel. This is a fantastic birthday, congratulations or “thinking of you” gift, and it’s befitting for those who have fond memories of visiting the Bow Street distillery in Smithfield Dublin, or hope to someday visit. The Bow Street distillery in Dublin is where John Jameson first set up shop in 1780. #1 Jameson Irish Whiskey Gifts.
Jameson Original is a blended whiskey, which blends pot still and fine grain whiskeys. It’s known for being versatile, and can be consumed on the rocks, neat, as a shot, or in a Jameson cocktail (try with ginger ale). Jameson is triple-distilled and aged for a minimum of 4 years, which gives it a smooth palate, with balanced spice, nuts and vanilla notes. The nose has a delicate floral note, peppered with spiced wood.
Jameson Caskmates is a contemporary whiskey that unites Jameson’s usual triple-distilled smoothness, with the coffee and cocoa influence that is typical of a stout beer. Jameson Caskmates is a unique whiskey because it’s finished in stout-seasoned whiskey casks, giving its palate charred oak, cocoa bean and Marzipan notes, and a tastefully lingering finish of butterscotch and milk chocolate. Despite its stout and oak notes, the aroma has crisp pears and green apples, with a hint of spice.
Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel is a special limited edition “whiskey-heavy” variety of Jameson. It’s a blend of whiskey aged in sherry casks and a rare, small batch grain whiskey that’s aged in deep-charred Wild Turkey bourbon barrels. Hints of sweetness and almonds from the sherry cask whiskey complement the vanilla, toasted wood and pepper flavors imparted by the Wild Turkey bourbon barrels. The palate is creamy and lush with an exotic fruit nose, and leads to an extended fruit and wood spice finish.
Matured for 18 years in hand-selected oak casks from Europe and America, this rare whiskey is finished in first-fill bourbon barrels. This rite of passage introduces subtle traces of vanilla to an exceptionally balanced, mellow whiskey with a lingering finale of wood, spice and toffee. An elder statesman of our portfolio, each bottle of this unique whiskey is individually numbered.
Aromatic oils with a touch of wood and spicy toffee.
Wonderfully mellow and smooth, a mouthful of complex flavour – fudge, toffee, spice, hints of wood and leather, vanilla and a gentle sherry nuttiness.
A long, lingering finish carries the theme of the wood, spice and toffee right through to the end.
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Ireland pretty much has two national beverages — Irish whiskey and stout (and no, I’m not counting poitin). Why not combine the two, you say? Say hello to Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition. (Perhaps implying that other editions are in the works.)
It’s a simple idea at work here: Take Jameson Original whiskey and finish it in casks of Franciscan Well, an Irish microbrew stout. (No, it’s not Guinness, but that really isn’t barrel aged any more, anyway.) Actually, the barrels start at Jameson, then they go to the brewery, then they go back to Jameson for reuse as finishing barrels. There’s no word on how long the whiskey spends in the barrels in this final step.
The results are interesting if nothing else. Slightly darker in color, Caskmates immediately showcases a sharper nose with notes of oatmeal, nuts, and cocoa powder, a contrast to malty, fruity notes on the Original bottling. On the palate Caskmates is a more intense whiskey with flecks of coffee, chocolate malt balls, and apple cider. Standard Jameson: simple and sweet, with a mix of fruit and nuts and a backing of gentle grains. I don’t get a distinctly stout character in Caskmates — maybe a touch of hops on the finish — but on its own merits it’s a whiskey worth picking up, particularly if you’re an Irish fan.
The world?s best selling Irish whiskey, originally distilled in Dublin, where John Jameson, a Scottish Presbyterian, founded a distillery in 1780. Jameson?s is now one of many whiskeys produced in Irish Distiller?s highly versatile Midleton distillery in County Cork. The Jameson range of whiskeys comprise a comparatively high percentage of pot still spirit, which gives them greater character and complexity then some other Irish whiskeys. The nose offers an interesting combination of floral, orange, toffee, Sherry and spice notes. Water releases more cooked fruits and a suggestion of linseed. Initially citric in the mouth, along with classic Irish oiliness, more profound notes of Sherry develop, along with fudge, vanilla and spice. The finish is long, warming and spicy, remaining oily to the very end. Jameson is deservedly a world leader. Irish whiskey at its finest.
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Jameson Black Barrel is mostly pot still malted and unmalted barley aged for considerably longer than standard Jameson — 12 years vs. 5 to 7, in both Bourbon and sherry casks. Then a touch of grain whiskey that’s been aged in Wild Turkey barrels is added to the mix. Bottling alcohol level remains at 80 proof.
While there’s nothing specifically “black” about Black Barrel, it’s a considerably different experience than standard label Jameson. The nose is rich, Bourbon-like, with vanilla and toasty oak notes. The body is creamy and impressively smooth, undercut with some citrus character likely brought on by the sherry cask influence. The finish offers grain notes, like a bowl of thick, raisined oatmeal, with a fleeting touch of smoke at the end. It’s night and day with regular Jameson, which is all fresh fruit and grass, with a menthol character to it. Black Barrel, side by side, very quickly overwhelms the regular bottling. As Irish whiskey goes, it’s almost decadent.
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Dewar’s 15 is comprised of 40 very rare vintage single grain and single malt scotches, which are aged in ex-bourbon or ex-sherry casks, then blended in oaks casks. The bouquet is rich with fresh shaved coconut and a hint of honey. The palate is creamy with notes of custard, vanilla flan and toffee, finishing short and dry. Enjoy neat, on the rocks, or in your favorite scotch-based cocktail. Try the Blood and Sand cocktail: Shake 3/4 oz. of each in a shaker with ice: Dewar’s, fresh squeezed orange juice, sweet vermouth and Cherry Heering. Strain into a cocktail glass with an orange peel.
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This Scotch is limited edition with a special backstory. The Dewar’s master blender, Stephanie Macleod, used the 1851 Sir Edwin Landseer painting of a stag in the Scottish Highlands, “The Monarch of the Glen” as inspiration for Dewar’s 15 scotch. The scotch is also known as “The Monarch”, and has the name printed on the label.
Johnnie Walker Black Label was born in 1909, along with the colored labels that have been iconic to the brand. Johnnie Walker Black is a staple to every whiskey lover’s bar so we recommend this bottle for every occasion, whether it’s in celebration of a special occasion or even in remembrance of a special someone. The bottle can be engraved with a special message or your recipient’s name. This whiskey can be sipped neat, on the rocks or in a simple, sophisticated cocktail like a JW Black and Cola or the JW Black Old Fashioned: In a rocks glass, muddle a sugar cube and a dash of Angostura bitters until dissolved. Add ice and 1.5 oz. Johnnie Walker Black Label. Garnish with an orange slice.
Tasting Notes: The nose has a wintery spiciness to it with hints of floral and citrus and some white pepper. The palate is full with a variety of flavors: creamy toffee and glazed pecan provide a sweetness with complementary charred oak wood and peat smoke. It finishes with slightly sweet mixed fruit peels. Add a drop of water to open up more sweet notes of shortbread and vanilla.
It all began in 1819 when Johnnie Walker used his inheritance from his father’s passing to purchase a grocer’s shop in Kilmarnock. Here he started blending his grocer’s stock of single malts because he wanted to introduce (and enjoy) a consistent flavor profile. Naturally, Johnnie had a talent for blending, and his blends became a hit with his customers. Johnnie knew to “Keep Walking” despite the loss of his father and the world is grateful for it. Johnnie’s son and grandsons continued to grow the brand and whiskies to introduce the labels that we know and love today.