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- Distillery Bottling
- double charred first fill bourbon casks
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
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- 22 Feb 2020 2:32 pm by Lord_Bush
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Whisky Reviews for Jameson Black Barrel
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.46 points
- Not sure if my bottle has a leak in it as the contents seem to be going down very quickly - dangerously smooth.
- 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.
- 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.
A bit muted on the nose, a bit of caramel and toffee.
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.
Short but you get that sweetness linger after you swallow. Super drinkable.
- 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.
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.
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.
Quite briefly and without surprise. Slight bitterness, light sweetness and a hint of vanilla that quickly disappear.
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.
Lots of burnt sugary, caramel note here as well. It's pretty lap sided for me.
Short, obviously, no firework here. It's a flattering dram.
- 1462) Jameson, Black Barrel
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)
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)
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)
Weighted Rate- 77pt
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