Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel

70cl / 40%
  • Irish Blended Whiskey
Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel
Web Exclusive Price £38.45 £32.04 ex VAT (£54.93 per litre)
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A special pot still whiskey-heavy version of Jameson. Black Barrel has lots of first-fill bourbon and sherry casks in the mix, giving it a much richer flavour than regular Jameson, with a strong sherried note.


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Nutmeg Nutmeg
  • Honey Honey
  • Malt Malt
  • Oak Oak
  • Dried Fruit Dried Fruit

Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Soft barrel-char aromas, along with sweet barley and cereal.

    Palate: Very soft and smooth. Subtle spiciness and barrel char comes through, along with fresh fruitiness.

    Finish: Smooth and balanced.

  • Tasting Notes by Dominic Roskrow for Whisky Advocate

    Bright sparks, these Jameson guys. This takes all the worldwide quality and balance of the standard bottle and adds a large dollop of pot still whiskey, providing plummy, rich fruits to the mix. They may have also upped the effects of oak, too, so there's an extra depth to the whiskey. Fans of the brand will love it, and pot still whiskey fans will appreciate an affordable full-flavoured blend.

    90 Points

40 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    23 April

    Having a very good collection of Scots Whisky this is my first experience of Irish Whiskey direct from the distillery in Dublin, the triple distillation creates an absolutely beautiful full bodied well rounded smooth whiskey with no harsh after taste, the warmth of the liquid flows smoothly over your tongue with the slight spice and dark barrel undertones lingering.... one of my top 3, not bad for my first glass!

  • 5
    16 March

    Really smooth, great flavor. As a long time Bourbon lover, this is a really nice alternative. Recommend.

  • 5
    13 March

    Outstanding whiskey. Much smoother than regular Jameson’s. Great whiskey for celebratory event or just sipping to relax!

  • 4
    13 March

    Wonderful stuff. Lots of toffee and brioche flavours with some dark fruits (think dates and raisins) and just the right amount of oak and spice. The Single Pot Still character is the star of this show. I’d rate this 88 or 89 out of 100. Terrific value for the money.

  • 1
    8 March

    I received a bottle as a gift. I’m a long time Jameson drinker but this is awful — undrinkable. Is it possible that it is just a bad bottle?

  • 4
    25 February

    As a rule I don't rate 5 out of 5, but I want to. This is hands down the most drinkable whisky I've come across. It's almost dangerous how easy it goes down...very much a cereal caramel vanilla taste and I love it

  • 5
    24 December 2017


  • 5
    15 October 2017

    As Jameson's is my go to, never leave home without it whiskey, I expected only good things from Black Barrel. Think of it as Jameson's with a bonus. A deep, sweet, spice that isn't sugary but comforting. If you are an Irish drinker that enjoys an occasional bourbon, this is a sure thing.

  • 5
    11 October 2017

    So smooth. A fine sipping whiskey with delicious flavors that linger long after each taste. Love this.

  • 5
    15 September 2017

    Wonderfully smooth

  • 5
    12 September 2017

    I bought it as a gift and I'm told it's fantastic.

  • 4
    11 September 2017

    Jameson's have here a smooth cross between Irish pot still and US Bourbon, but too smooth and sweet for this Islay fan. Great value when on special for $60 AU.

  • 5
    4 September 2017

    My husband is a Jamiesons drinker, and has had many of the 'specials', and he is delighted with Black Barrel, it has a strong but smooth taste, and I like it too; and I'm not a whiskey drinker.

  • 4
    13 August 2017

    For the price, you can't beat it. It has great flavor while maintaining its smoothness. It has sweet high and undertones that leaves a delight aftertaste as well.

  • 5
    23 June 2017

    Excellent whiskey! So much better than American distilled. Straight up or with a coke!

  • 5
    22 June 2017

    I really, really like this - a lot. Having drunk a lot of fine (read expensive) scotch whiskey, personally I prefer this. It's so smooth and easy to drink. With scotch I always add a drop of water to open it up, with this, and most Irish whiskey, it doesn't need it. My tastes, at the ripe old age age of 58, are leaning to drinking more Irish than scotch whiskey, and this is one of the best you'll ever try and for the price it's a steal!

  • 5
    28 March 2017

    I've only recently gotten into trying Jameson whiskey. I started with the plain Jameson, and quickly became fond of it. Aromatic, with a wonderful flavor. Smooth, yet not the smoothest whiskey i've tried. I was sure that Jameson could only go up from this bottle, and so far that has been proven true. I was hoping to get a bottle of Jameson Crested, but unfortunately it was not in stock. The choice came down to either Caskmates or Black Barrel, and I decided that the extra $10 was probably worth it and decided on the Black Barrel. Upon pouring my first glass, I was extremely satisfied with the wonderful aroma that came from the whiskey; Strong vanilla hints. I recorked my bottle, and took my first sip. Immediately I could tell the difference between my plain Jameson, and this Black Barrel bottle. Notably smoother than the plain Jameson, with a similar sweetness; yet clearly higher quality liquor. I find myself hesitant in purchasing my next bottle, whether I will try the Jameson Crested, or pick up another bottle of this wonder Black Barrel whiskey. Very enjoyable, and very happy I decided to spend the extra money on this bottle. I have found my favorite whiskey to date.

  • 4
    26 March 2017

    Robust and flavorful, balanced and smooth. Honey, fruit, coconut and char in nice proportions. Very drinkable, but with plenty of character to keep it interesting. A terrific expression that moves the Jameson's label to a new level.

  • 5
    26 February 2017

    Best whiskey I've tasted, really something special.

  • 5
    2 August 2016

    Smell. Aroma. Tasta. An after taste are exceptional. Very smooth. No burning going down an after minutes of sitting. There is no heart burn or throat burn. I have never tasted anything do good. T. U.

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