Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - Bursting with cherry, vanilla, and orange marmalade aromas followed by a subtle smoke and mineral complex. This is followed by an incredibly smooth and balanced palate brimming with candied fruit, toast, smoke and a superbly balanced grainy sweetness. The finish is quite long and allows cherries and vanilla to shine through. (Mar 2013)
Formerly known as '1780' in reference to the year the original Jameson distillery in Bow Street, Dublin, was founded, this has recently been relaunched as 'Special Reserve'. A smooth, spicy, sweet potstill-based blend.
Jameson 12 Year Old Special Reserve, with its robust full bodied flavor, is a warm welcoming handshake into the Reserves whiskey family. Originally known as '1780' after the year of foundation of the Jameson distillery in Dublin's Bow Street, it was renamed in 2002 to reflect its minimum 12 years of maturing in bourbon and most delectably in oloroso sherry casks.
With its infusion of pot still with sherry casks, these brush strokes of distilling artistry make it the best known and most popular aged Jameson Reserve for any discerning palate.
Jameson 12 Year Old Special Reserve is a whiskey of great character with complex flavors of toasted wood, spice and sherry that are superbly mellowed. Its exquisite taste celebrates the enduring heritage of great Jameson whiskeys which began in 1780.