Thursday, March 11, 2010
Jameson 12 Year Old
Triple distilled grain (corn) and Pure Pot Still spirit (a mix of Malted and Un-Malted Barley) is aged in Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon casks for 12 years then carefully blended to become this exceptional offering from Jameson--Special Reserve. The nose shows the sherry right out of the gate--clean, nutty, honeyed, leathery raisins--followed by crisp grains and bold-rich Pure Pot Still. The flavors begin there then fill out to include greengage plums, apricots, filberts and subtle warming spice. The finish is long and complex with assertive sherry tones that build into white pepper with cocoa, dryish oak and toasty vanilla. This is a full bodied, oily example of great Irish Whiskey. Enjoy this neat, or 'Irish style' with 1 ice cube.
Here are some more Irish Whiskey reviews. . .