Whisky

Jameson Select Reserve Irish Whiskey

Jameson Select Reserve launched in Australia last month at the Jameson Bartender Ball held during Bar Week. Ger Buckley, Master Cooper at the Midleton Distillery introduced the new expression after a live barrel reconstruction and barrel charring demonstration.

Jameson Select Reserve Irish Whiskey
Jameson Select Reserve Irish Whiskey

Jameson Select Reserve Small Batch (40% ABV) is made from a high proportion of Irish pot still whiskey blended with a rare small batch grain whiskey. The grain whiskey is unique to this Jameson expression and is triple distilled in small batches. The whiskey is matured in flame-charred bourbon barrels and sherry casks which yields richer, deeper and more caramelised flavours. No age statement is given but it is believed to be aged around 10 to 12 years.

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Ger Buckley, Master Cooper at the Jameson Bartender Ball

On the nose, it has a marked richness with notes of stone fruit. Luscious and creamy on the palate, there is fruity sweetness with vanilla, notes of charred wood and spice. The finish is long and lingers with a mix of oak and spice.

This is a gem of a whiskey and the new favourite in the Jameson Irish Whiskey range.

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* Don’t miss our interview with Ger Buckley and what he thinks of this new expression.

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.

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