Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - Brilliant 18-carat gold hue. Aroma is rich, biscuity, and cookie-like, with subtle notes of brown sugar, buttered toast, and toffee. Taste profile features succulent flavors of dried berry fruit (cherry, blackberry), raisin bran, and honey. Finishes long, moderately oily, and toasted. (Apr 2014)
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.