Jameson

12 Years Old

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 15, Issue 43
Specifications
Brand: Jameson
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Republic of Ireland Whisky / Blended
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Republic of Ireland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 15
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Old Jameson Distillery, Bow Street, Smithfield, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: This offers the lot: sherry, fine pot still, lighter grains, a dash (but no more) of oak.
Palate: Firm, oily and spicy at first, then wonderful interlocked spice and sherry. A bittersweet heart.
Finish: Long, pretty lush, drying towards cocoa, vanilla and toast.
Comment: Never lets you down and offers the most old-fashioned and complex of Irish blended character. No nonsense but stunningly beautiful.
9.0
Taster   Peter Mulryan
Nose: Leather handbags, new car smell. Seville oranges and dusk in Valencia.
Palate: I have died and gone to heaven. Warm oily spice, cardamom, cinnamon and some damn fine sherry notes.
Finish: Rumbles on for ages. Tickling pepper and milk chocolate.
Comment: For the money, this is the best damn blend you will ever, ever taste.
9.0
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Lush and rich. Some oily pot still notes. Ripe fruit, melon, spices, oak notes, charcoal, some raisin/sultana. With water: cocoa butter, tea cake.
Palate: Clean and slightly malty start. Stretches across the palate. Semi-dried peach softness, crisp cereal/oak. Balanced, honeyed and soft.
Finish: Herbal.
Comment: Much more like it. Has the rich, velvety, juicy, fruitiness of good Irish.
8.3
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Leather-like. Saddlery. Orange skins.
Palate: Fruits, nuts, sugared almonds. Silky-smooth. Well-rounded.
Finish: Juicy. Lively. Late touch of peppery earthiness.
Comment: The aroma that I associate with a traditional Irish. A superb example for everyday drinking.
8.0
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