Jameson Black Barrel
Jameson // Ireland
Jameson Black Barrel is a whiskey comprised of (a high proportion of) single pot still and grain whiskey aged first in a mix of ex-sherry and ex-bourbon. The whiskey is then aged in extra charred ex-bourbon barrels, hence the name. The age of the whiskey ranges from 8-16 years of age.
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-Sherry
"The nose is full of grains, apple skins, and citrus. Smoke is present, but not overwhelming. On the palate, char smoke is blended with the fruit and the whiskey is smooth as you swallow. With a name like "Black Barrel", one might make the assumption of an over smoked, bitter whiskey. Jameson has balanced the smoke and fruit aspect quite nicely."