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Awards & Recognition
- 2010 Silver Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition Award
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THL: What is it?
If booze came out of a honey bear, this would be it. The overall flavor of Jameson Irish Whiskey is incredibly balanced when sipped neat, tossed back in shots, or mixed in cocktails. This hooch is incredibly versatile and drinkable. While it’s not exceedingly complex, some of the finest things in life have a refined simplicity that is perfect for sipping on contemplative evenings, or enjoyed at raucous saloons and speakeasies.
THL: Why should you try it?
It’s not often that one brand can help shape an entire category of spirits, but Jameson did just that with the release of their easygoing, consistently solid and affordably priced Irish whiskey.
Founder, John Jameson first distilled Jameson Irish Whiskey in 1780. He passed down his wisdom to his sons who carried on his father’s legacy by remaining true to his vision and triple distillation process for unparalleled smoothness. The Latin words, sine metu, grace every bottle of Jameson below the family crest. The motto means “without fear”, and was given to the Jamesons for their bravery fighting pirates at sea in the 1500s. This bravery persisted throughout the generations, as the company refuses to cut corners or adopt modern shortcuts to preserve the quality and tradition of their predecessor’s vision.
THL: Who makes it?
Jameson Irish Whiskey is produced at the Midleton Distillery by Irish Distillers in Country Cork, Ireland. They also produce a number of reserve Irish whiskies including Jameson Gold Reserve, Jameson Select Reserve, Jameson 12 Year Old Special Reserve, Jameson Signature Reserve, Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve, and Jameson 18 Year Old Limited Reserve.
THL: What does it taste like?
sweet (but not too sweet) honey
THL: How should you drink it?
The distillers recommend a twist on the classic Old Fashioned
Jameson Almond Old Fashioned
1-1/2 ounces of Jameson Irish Whiskey
1/3 ounces Amaretto / caramel liqueur
1/3 ounces sugar syrup
3 dashes of orange bitters
Stir one shot of Jameson with two ice cubes in a glass. Add amaretto, simple syrup, bitters and two more ice cubes. Stir some more, and then add another two ice cubes and the remaining Jameson. Stir lots more so as to melt ice, and then add more ice. The melting and stirring in of ice cubes is essential to the dilution and taste of the drink.
Garnish with orange zest.