Irish Whiskey - Blended
Jameson 18yr Blended Irish Whiskey
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.
Jameson 18yr is considered the "limited reserve" expression and is the oldest age-statement of any of the Jameson varieties. This suggest to us that the 18 year aging will give the sweeter Irish whiskey flavor a gravitas lacking in younger varieties.
Founder John Jameson acquired the distillery in 1780... by 1805, Jameson had become the world's number one whiskey. While considered a blended whiskey (malt whiskey blended with corn whiskey to sweeten and the lighten the flavors), Jameson prides itself on producing every component from "grain to glass"--the blend is a blend only of married Jameson whiskies. Irish Distillers--the owning company--was purchased by Pernod-Ricard in 1988.
- Liquor Review Category: Blended Irish Whiskey
- Producer: Midleton Distillery - Irish Distillers Group - Cork Distillers
- Owner: Pernod-Ricard
- Website: http://www.jamesonwhiskey.com
- Origin: Ireland
- Age: 18
- Price (USD): $140
- Proof: 80.0