Jameson 12 Year Special Reserve
Jameson // Ireland
Jameson 12 Year is a blended whiskey with a significant portion of the mash comprised of pure pot still and is aged in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-Sherry casks. This bottling was formally known as "1780", the year the original Jameson Distillery was founded in Dublin on Bow Street. Though the youngest whiskey in the bottle is 12 years, the eldest is 17 years old.
BlendedComprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
Cask Typeex-Bourbon, ex-Oloroso Sherry
"Jameson 12 doesn't get a lot of attention, and that is unfortunate. Those folks that just know the standard Jameson offering would be in for quite a surprise. The range of tastes go from honey, ripe pear, buttered toasted nuts, and dark caramel. The whisky is smooth and has an enjoyable finish."