Jameson

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whiskey differently from me.

17th March is St Patrick’s Day, in preparation for this I’ll be posting tasting notes for a selection of Irish whiskies to help everyone get in the spirit!

Colour:

Light gold.

Nose:

Fruity and sweet to start, just like sloe gin. Icing sugar and a touch of vanilla with a touch of fresh pine needles.

Palate:

Sweet, vanilla and fruit but quickly being overtaken by peppery spice and oak giving a bitter taste.

Finish:

Bitter, spicy with a touch of fruit.

Overall:

Jameson – one of those whisky brands everyone recognises, but is it any good? The best comparison I can come up with is Jack Daniel’s. I don’t mean in terms of taste but in the fact that everyone recognises Jamesons and everyone has probably tried it, but it’s not actually that impressive. Easy to drink – yes, but it lacks depth and I at least don’t find it as smooth as people say. That said it’s cheap and for what you’re paying it’s not that bad. It’s also great as a mixer and goes really well with ginger beer! 

I’m interested in trying more of what Jameson has to offer and seeing if their other whiskies are more interesting, particularly as they’ve recently expanded their range.
 

Notes:

Taken from The Jameson Website.

 

Jameson Original 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.

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