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Distillery Bottling
Oak Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Apr 2010 11:26 am

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€ 20.61

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Whisky Reviews for Jameson Irish Whiskey

67 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 72.17 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 70 points Super Administrator

    The most popular Irish whiskey in the world is a mass-produced, cheap and undemanding spirit that can be used for mixing purposes or sipped neat. On the nose, Jameson is rather featureless and lacking substance with an occasional alcoholic bite. Intense candy sweetness masks floral and grassy notes lingering in the background. A fresh and clean arrival is followed by sweet barley sugar, gingery spiciness and dry citrus fruits. The finish is short, simple and fades with hints of black tea bitterness. A sound Irish blend that is easy to drink over a conversation.

    RATING: 2.4/5.0 stars ≙ 70 pts → SUBPAR [-]
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      65 65

  2. AquaVitae scored this whisky 50 points Member Senior

    I'm not going to bother for a full tasting note. Smells and tastes like turpuntine and old school cleaning products blended together. Horrible stuff. 

  3. joaotgc scored this whisky 35 points Member Junior

  4. WhiskyRanked scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    Bright apples and pears, slightly metallic, toffee emerges after it sits for a bit, all of which follows on the palate with a grain finish.

  5. Thermidor scored this whisky 66 points Expert Senior

    More of a mixer than a sipper, but I have the same problem with this one as I do with Jim Beam, that the whiskey's body has a booziness to it that even soda struggles to hide.

  6. Malthead19 scored this whisky 61 points Expert Senior

    - a simple, tasty, good Irish standard
    - light, one-dimensional but tasty
    - Classic pub party whiskey
    - well suited for the variants pure, with ice, or as a mixed drink
    • Nose
      soft, caramel, vanilla, delicate oak
    • Taste
      a bit strong at the beginning, alcoholic top, citrus fruits, malty, subtle oak, noticeably young
    • Finish
      very short finish;
      becoming dry, short malty, slightly alcoholic aftertaste

  7. Svjatogor scored this whisky 50 points Expert Senior

    good buy

  8. benlt scored this whisky 70 points Newbie

    Smooth, a bit too soft on the after taste
    • Nose
      60 60
      Straight, clear, vanilla but not all too exciting
    • Taste
      85 85
      Smooth, approachable, great for beginners
    • Finish
      65 65
      Taste is gone quickly. Lacks a bit of depth, great whiskey nonetheless

  9. MackenzieOB95 scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Nose: Floral with a touch of copper pot aroma. Subtly fruity, mainly banana and apple coming through. Some rich sweetness of vanilla. Slightly oaky as well.

    Palate: Pretty quiet actually despite having such an active nose. Very slight amounts of fruit blending with a decent amount of malty flavor. Some grassy notes and slight spice.

    Finish: Brief. Malt strongest here and the oak from the nose comes back to say goodbye. A pleasant and crisp finish.

    Overall Score: 80. I certainly won’t act like this is the first time I’ve ever had Jameson. It’s the most popular whiskey on the planet. And I think it holds that title for a good reason, it’s a damn good whiskey. No, it isn’t the greatest thing you’ll ever have in your life, but it’s complex enough to start a flavor/aroma debate, and it’s not offensive or overpowering in the way that some lower-priced whiskies are. I always have a bottle of Jameson at home. Never a bad choice, in my opinion.

  10. Kilo1 scored this whisky 59 points Expert Junior

    Soft, good whiskey, but for gatherings, it is not interesting to parse, although it is a drink


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