Jameson Gold started out as a limited edition expression that was originally created for the Asian market. It proved to be very popular and it was added as a permanent member of the Jameson range. The blend has been tweaked a little since it first appeared and now seems to be more rounded and harmonious than initial releases. The Jameson Gold features three well-aged pot still whiskeys, one of which was aged in new American oak barrels. New oak can be quite aggressive and tends to add a lots of flavour but also some tannin and woodiness, so it has to be used sparingly here. The composition of Jameson Gold is quite complex with lots of different pot still and grain components all coming together in an elegant and smooth package.Unfortunately this much loved bottling will soon be discontinued and will be replaced by a new range of no-age-statement Jameson whiskeys.

Nose – Fragrant wood, rich pot still with a touch of sherry sweetness

Palate – All the creaminess and honey sweetness come together to create a taste sensation of spicy character, a smooth complex whiskey experience. A very long finish with a pleasantly peppery finale.

Distiller – Midleton | ABV: 40% | Price: €14

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