Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve (2009 Release)
Jameson // Ireland
Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve is a blend of old and rare pot-still whiskeys that were aged in second-fill ex-bourbon casks. This was blended with older grain whiskey along with a pot-still whiskey that had been aged in ex-port pipes. The year indicates the release date. 2007 was the first-release.
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 Type2nd-fill ex-bourbon, ex-port pipes
"The nose offers up big sweet fruit aromas of black plums, honeydew melons and nutty banana bread with underlying spicy notes of clove, nutmeg, warm cinnamon, and fennel fronds. On the palate, this mildly sweet whiskey displays notable woody characteristics, ripe red berries, caramelized bananas, and a decadent fudgy dark chocolate. This is followed by an exquisitely long finish bouncing back from grain to fruit and spice. "