Irish Whiskey - Blended

Jameson 12yr Special Reserve Irish Whiskey

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Tier 1
This is a Tier 1 score in the Whiskey category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

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Wine Enthusiast

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  • 2012

Proof66 Notes

Jameson 12yr Irish whiskey is an older version--and marketed as a more premium verison--of the flagship Jameson whiskey. The extra age implies additional wood notes of vanilla and caramel to go with the classic fruit-driven and sweet-flavored profile of the original.

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This bottle has 6 ratings and 6 reviews.
poley1ks poley1ks (4)
Rating: 5.0 (2016-03-04)
Easily the best whiskey Ive ever had. Excellent for sipping.
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beerdless beerdless (10)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-10-12)
This is a solid Irish whiskey. Rating as Irish whiskey. As a whiskey in general itll fall to 3 stars.
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rocketman42 rocketman42 (9)
Rating: 5.0 (2013-10-19)
This is a very good whiskey. I agree that it seems to have a rum finish to it. It has a good woody spice with just the right amount of bite. Worth every dime. I keep a bottle of this in my rack for company and special treats.
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Irishman Irishman (316)
Rating: 5.0 (2013-05-19)
Heaven in a bottle. Out of the Jameson regular label, the 12 yr, and the 18 yr, the 12 yr is by far my favorite.
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TheSippingLife TheSippingLife (135)
Rating: 4.0 (2011-10-10)
This Jameson expression is unique amongst the general whisky experiences I've had, in part because it was the least whisky-like of all. I had a glass of this just the other day, and the overwhelming impression I got was that it was the perfect whisky for rum sippers. Either my taste buds were vacationing in the Caribbean, or they age this whisky in heavily used rum casks (although no such indication is given on Jameson's website). Whatever the case, this is the best impression of a 12-year aged rum that any 12-year aged whisky I've tasted, gave. It tasted so much like an aged rum, and finished so much like pure sugar cane rum at that, that only a hint of mouth feel and the slightest part of the flavor profile indicated it was a whisky. This is certainly not a bad thing, as aged rums are awesome. I would say I feel a bit let down that I did not get the enjoyment of swirling a delightfully complex whisky, but this is not necessarily a bad thing, because the taste is very good, and it is certainly smooth. I give this one good marks, but it only loses out for having given me a rum experience I've already had.
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  • - Irishman up voted your review on 2012-09-23.

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mvg1 mvg1 (32)
Rating: 4.0 (2011-01-30)
Not sure if i may have givin this whiskey one star to many but having said that, The nose somewhat floral vanilla and then alcohol. On the palate there is a nutty character that arrives and then what seems to be like if you were to put a flower in your mouth, (That floral part on the nose ends up on the palate), kind of strange to me. One thing i did notice with a drop of water a caramel character arives,and it is inviting. Mild to medium finish does not hang around to long. I would choose many before this one in this price range but not bad. four ****s
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