Hugely popular Irish blend, renowned for its affinity with ginger ale. The default springboard into the fascinating world of Irish whiskey, Jameson's quality has improved massively in the last 10-15 years and it's one of Jim Murray's favourites, with 95 points in the Whisky Bible 2013. Whisky Bible 2013: 95 Points
Nose: Mellow pot still whiskey with toasted wood and sherry undertones
Taste: Smooth and sweet with woody and nutty tones
Finish: Incredibly smooth
Customer Reviews: (26 reviews)
A highly enjoyable and affordable whiskey, very smooth and easygoing. One of my all time favourite everyday bottles. If you like this I would seriously recommend trading up and trying the excellent Jameson Select Reseve Small Batch.
- The Colonel, 2nd April
This, and I apologise to the reviewer before me, is the only whisk(e)y I've grown to enjoy with a spot of water. I think a drop of water really stretches out the rich, fruity, berry notes and the sublime milk chocolate which follows it, and takes the fire from the pot still punch. On its own, it's superb. Slightly diluted, it's superb and manageable.
- Grant Melville, Falkirk, 21st March
Irish whiskey (which should be taken NEAT)is the best in the world - after all, we invented it! Thanks to the proliferation of hundreds of Irish "whiskies" in the late nineteenth / early twentieth century which were nothing short of moonshine rubbish, we acquired a justifiably bad reputation; the Scotch jumped in to fill the gap. These days the discerning imbiber is discovering where the worlds best whiskey comes from...
- Séamus Ó Dúnlaing, 7th March
I just opened my first bottle of Irish whiskey, and I must say it was a pleasant surprise. I have been looking for a good stock whiskey, and i think I just found it. Not to mention the neat price tag!
- anonymous, 9th January
Jameson is THE chaser whiskey. Any decent real ale pint with a regular glass of Jameson does the trick and the trick is to progressively slow down the beer and keep the whiskey at @double measure constantly. If you can afford to, never buy a round of beers without chasers. The look of the table alone makes it worth it. For best results add a log fire.
- Old Father Moloney, 23rd Dec '12
I have been drinking this for many years and there is no question that it has improved recently (2012 batch is v. good). If you are on a budget or need a staple whiskey for the cupboard when you require a whiskey & coke then look no further. Gateway whiskey of choice to the Irish style.
- anonymous, 15th Dec '12
The quality of any whisk(e)y depends for the most part on the quality of the casks used to mature it in. At Midleton Distillery - the home of Jameson-, they only use casks of high quality. As an experienced Jameson drinker I can taste this. This whiskey is consistently good from bottle to bottle.
- Jurgen, 14th Nov '12
Just tasted this last night for the first time. Wow! I had just finished a bottle of Grant's Family Reserve a few nights ago (will not be buying that one again). Jameson is way smoother and just way better tasting for sure. Very smooth and drinkable with an easy finish. I had bought a mini sampler but immediately bought a larger size bottle after having my first glass. I will be trying the 12yr next but the standard Jameson fare is already quite nice.
- Jimbo, SoCal, 27th Jul '12
has gotten better and bettter and better over the years.
- anonymous, 12th Jun '12
I only started drinking whiskey a few months ago, up to a week ago i had been drinking scotch, as that is what my father drinks. Then for a change i thought i would try irish whiskey, and so i bought a bottle of Jamesons, I am definitely drinking irish whiskey from now on!! just dont know what one to try next!!
- anonymous, 10th Jun '12
Wether you like Jameson or not, the fact is that it is a very high quality whiskey.
- Jameson guy, 4th Mar '12
Possibly the best in its class (certainly better than Bushmills Original, JD Old no. 7, JW Red Label...etc).
Also, the only whiskey I can drink mixed with anything else (ginger ale in this case).
- MK, 11th Feb '12
I love Jamesons, it is smooth and no burn, delicious taste, is a great painkiller unlike others I find it too expensive [ although I'm sure its worth it] but as the only drink I can tolerate and being on a pension I have to wait for secial offers..!!
- Haggis, 26th Jan '12
Every time I drink this whiskey I'm impressed by the sheer quality of it. This is just such an outstanding whiskey that it is hard to believe that it is so relatively cheap. I love it, this is my official everyday sipping whiskey and I'm proud to proclaim so!
- anonymous, 14th Jan '12
pleasure in our mind
- jobis, 28th Nov '11
Jameson is an excellent blended Irish Whiskey which is well worth buying. It's a beautifully balanced blend made from pure Irish pot still Whiskey and Irish grain whiskey at a ratio of about 50/50. I can think of no better whiskey at this price point. A great daily dram that will even charm the hardline single malt Scotch drinkers if given a fair chance.
- J.F., 30th Oct '11
After having tried a number of Irish whiskeys (including Jameson, Jameson 12 Special Reserve, Tullamore Dew, Paddy's, Kilbeggan, Green Spot, Bushmills Original, Bushmills 10, Bushmills 16) I've come to the conclusion that "Jameson is Irish whiskey in a nutshell". Not that Irish whiskey doesn't get better than this, but it's one of the best, if not THE best Irish whiskey/Irish blend you'll find. And it's reasonable priced as well.
- anonymous, 11th Jan '11
Having tasted numeruos blended whiskies, Jameson Irish blend is by far the best when drinking neat.
- Alan Spence, 17th Dec '10
- anonymous, 16th Dec '10
Nose: alcohol, oak, damp leaves, earthen root cellar. Palate: Cloyingly sweet honey entry upon the palate. Super smooth. Malty, cereal (dry Cheerios), cloves, limes and ginger (surprising citrus elements). Not spicy. Actually, very little spice. No burn. Just some warmth. Finish: Short, ginger, black olives and a distinct Irish maltiness.