Thursday, April 14, 2011

Whisky review: Jameson 18

You can read more information about the Jameson distillery at my review of the standard Jameson bottling. This particular bottling is also a blend and has been matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, then finished in first-fill bourbon barrels.

Jameson 18 Year, 40% ABV
Blended Irish whiskey

Nose: Mint, juicy red fruit - plump strawberries and raspberries, and all kinds of grapes.

Palate: Just like the nose but a little lighter on the fruit and with an added note of toasted wood. Velvety smooth.

Finish: Mint, wood and spices. Warming.

Rating (of 100): 88. I like the nose and the mouthfeel but I guess this whisky just doesn't have enough chutzpah to really get me motivated to rank it in the 90s.

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