“Prickly, medicinal, but aromatic notes of brine, green olive and vinegar soften with aeration into a mildly sweet, moderately smoky/briny perfume that’s salty, focused yet plentiful. Palate entry is beguiling and understated; the midpalate is compact, moderately smoky and tobacco-like. The lush texture supports lots of viscosity and natural oils. Aftertaste is long, lush, more sweet than smoky. – Superb/Highly Recommended.'”
*90-95 points Wine Enthusiast, Oct 2004
Single Pot Still
This superbly mellow whiskey is an absolute powerhouse of Irish Whiskey. Its full-bodied flavour is born after maturing for twelve years in a combination of seasoned bourbon barrels and Olorosso sherry casks. Consider it a warm welcome to the world of aged whiskeys.
Nose: Warm, spicy, assertively complex.
Taste: Sherry richness, nutty flavour, mild woody undertones.
Finish: Warm and long lasting.
It may have taken 232 years to get here, but we’re sure you’ll agree this spirit was worth the wait. It all began when our masters carefully selected a high proportion of Irish pot still whiskey and a rare small batch grain whiskey, and left it to mature in flame-charred bourbon barrels. As the whiskey matured, it developed aromatic notes of charred wood, deep spices and exotic fruit to create the unmistakable rich and smooth Jameson Black Barrel taste.
Nose: Rich and full, developing into the succulent sweetness of exotic fruits like nectarines, apricot and papaya.
Taste: A burst of flavours combines to produce a creamy, luscious taste experience. The special fruity sweetness from the grain remains consistent, while the waves of vanilla, toasted wood and spices roll through from the pot still whiskey and flame charred barrels.
Finish: An incredibly long finish with fruit and wood spices lingering in perfect proportion, delivering an extremely rich and smooth taste experience.
It all started back in 1780 when John Jameson created his triple distilled, smooth and perfectly balanced Irish Whiskey.
Each year since 1984, the Ireland’s largest distillery has celebrated its distilling and maturing expertise with a limited bottling of Midleton Very Rare. Fewer than 100 specially selected casks are bottled. On the nose are smoked and spiced notes and a touch of herbal flowers. In the mouth, it has a smoked taste with almonds and lush-fruits notes. It offers a velvet-like everlasting finish.