Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - (UB Collection,Finalist,Tried & True Award)- Burnt orange appearance. Scent profile features oak, vanilla, clove, dried orange rind. Flavor stage is lush, oily, creamy, moderately toasted, complex in its deep graininess that is multilayered. Robust classic that deserves wide recognition. (Mar 2015)
You've met the Jameson Family, now meet the Godfather of them all, Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve. This initial expression of maturing rare pot still whiskey in traditional fortified wine casks is a triumph of the collaboration between the Jameson Masters; devotees to their craft whose skill and artistry have been richly rewarded.
All the whiskeys in this magnificent Reserve are of an advanced age and have an immense collage of flavours to impart from their time in the wood. The pick of our older grain whiskeys were brought together with some rare and charismatic pot still whiskeys that had been matured in hand-picked second fill bourbon casks. These were carefully married with a rare pot still whiskey that was aged to a fantastic mellow sweetness in specially commissioned port pipes. The resulting union has a glorious, fruit rich character.