Jameson Black Barrel

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double charred first fill bourbon casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
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22 feb 2020 2:32 pm by Lord_Bush

Average value

€ 47.23

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60 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Jameson Black Barrel

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.84 points.

  1. AdamsB scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Best Irish whiskey at the International Whiskey Competition in 2015. Gold medals both at the World Whiskies Awards in 2014, at the International Whiskey Competition in 2015 and at The Irish Whiskey Masters in 2020. It is composed of triple distilled malt and grain condensates that have been aged for at least 4 years in double-fired American oak barrels. The barley grains used in the production are grown in Ireland and the water is drawn from the Dungourney River.
    • Nose
      Coconut, sweet cereals and nectarines.
    • Taste
      Thick, greasy and creamy. dates, walnuts, orange peel, and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Nutmeg, buttery popcorn and cinnamon.

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  3. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Jameson Black Barrel was matured in three types of casks. In addition to American and European oak casks, double-fired bourbon casks were also used. This makes the black edition made from grain and pot still whiskey even more complex and deeper in taste.

  4. mydramofwhiskey scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A super whiskey for the price. Typically retails around EUR 50 in Ireland but if you can get it at promo price - usually EUR 35 in Ireland and I've seen it circa GBP 25 in Amazon UK.
    • Nose
      A bit muted on the nose, a bit of caramel and toffee.
    • Taste
      Lots of vanilla and wood influence. Sweet (usually what you get from a bourbon) and a bit of spice. Light consistency. Easy to drink... Too easy. Something that's ever-present on my stash.
    • Finish
      Short but you get that sweetness linger after you swallow. Super drinkable.

  5. _stefanmayer scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Pleasing, a little more exciting on the tongue than comparable Irish bottlings. Here Jameson shows that they can produce exciting whiskey in the lower price segment. For a price under € 30, that's fine for me.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Overall a bit flat on the nose, except for slightly burnt caramel and a very slightly sour note, which is more interesting than annoying and complements the slightly salty caramel.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Fresh oak, dominated by burnt caramel and accompanied by a subtle flavor. A little more intense on the tongue than on the nose, but still comparatively soft and only a hint of alcoholic sharpness.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Quite briefly and without surprise. Slight bitterness, light sweetness and a hint of vanilla that quickly disappear.

  6. IIIZIII scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Lots of burnt, sweet caramel from the high barrel char, supposedly. Sweet toffee, a little metallic as well. The irish character still comes through with those sightly meadowy barley notes.
    • Taste
      Lots of burnt sugary, caramel note here as well. It's pretty lap sided for me.
    • Finish
      Short, obviously, no firework here. It's a flattering dram.

  7. ZonenKind scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior


  8. holborndrinker scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Not sure if my bottle has a leak in it as the contents seem to be going down very quickly - dangerously smooth.

  9. Andytka3 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    1462) Jameson, Black Barrel
    • Nose
      N- Based on the various source, a small batch release from Middleton with a high proportion of Irish pot still whiskey as well as small batch of grain. Aged in double charred first fill bourbon casks (hence black barrels). Definitely few notches up from the quite lame standard Jameson with more intensity build on it. Greeted by the fine zest, creamy, berries, vanilla, strawberry clotted cream and maple. Thought same strength as the older sibling but so much fresher, cleaner and boosted. (85/19)
    • Taste
      P- Quite lovely candy, vanilla, orange butter, well rounded with fine intensity and weight. Thought still narrow, or may be still superficial, but much better than some entry level scotch by comparison. (84/18)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, end with an impression and a few surprises. No faulty sweetness, plenty of fresh zest to tease with adequate oak for the dryness. Balanced and easily likable. (86/20)

      B/B- 86/20

      Weighted Rate- 77pt
      — at The Whiskey Bar, Kuala Lumpur.


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