12 Years Old, Distillery Reserve (Midleton)

ABV 40%
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Brand: Jameson
Expression: 12 Years Old, Distillery Reserve (Midleton)
Type: Republic of Ireland Whisky / Pot Still
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Republic of Ireland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Light and quite grainy with a distinctive pot-still sharpness injecting life.
Palate: The pot still makes and immediate impact but is very quickly pursued by some amazing sweet corn.The sweetest of all Irish whiskies.
Finish: Hints of coca of the grain; some dying embers of that grassy pot-still.
Comment: This amazingly light but extremely busy 12-year old is a one-off in the Jameson portfolio.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Sweet, oily, aromatic, perfumy.
Palate: Lightly creamy texture. Very creamy taste. Creamy toffee. More nuttiness. Like freshly-ground almonds.
Finish: Nutty. Slightly toasty. Touch of sherry.
Comment: Do you want liveliness (the regular 12) or elegant (the Distillery Reserve)? They have equal charms, and perhaps deserve similar scores, but I go for the former.
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Old Jameson Distillery, Bow Street, Smithfield, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland
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