Jameson // Ireland
Released in 2016, the Jameson Deconstructed Series highlights different aspects of the production process for their core-range whiskies. Brian Nation, the Master Distiller, has separated Jameson's signature flavor into three main components: Bold, Lively, and Round, and, accordingly, has selected different casks that highlight each component. The Bold emphasizes the contribution of the pot-still whiskey (malted and unmalted barley) to Jameson's characteristic taste. Triple distilled it's bottled at 40% ABV. Note: This is a Global Travel Retail exclusive.
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.
"Focusing on the pot-still influence, don’t expect the spices on the nose right away. Orchard fruits are the first aromas to appear, such as apples, pears or apricot. Then comes the spices with nutmeg and pepper and hints of cinnamon. The palate confirms the initial impression with the spices taking more and more space. The sweetness increases without being overwhelming. Expect some maltiness also that reminds of a baked apple pie with cinnamon sprinkles. The finish is short to medium, with the typical dryness of spicy pot-still whiskies."