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Jameson 12 Year Old Special Reserve

Jameson 12 Year Special Reserve

 

Jameson 12 Year Old Special Reserve is Ireland's best selling premium whiskey.  It is a Single Distillery whiskey from the Midleton Distillery in Co. Cork.   

It is triple distilled and matured in excess of 12 years (anything up to 15 years) in seasoned bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks.  Jameson 12 Year Old Special Reserve is an excellent and very affordable entrée into the Jameson Reserve family of whiskeys and remains true to the Jameson tradition of maturing fine whiskey in bourbon and sherry casks. Originally named 1780, to honour the year John Jameson founded his distillery in Dublin’s Bow Street, this 12 Year Old Special Reserve abounds with rich pot still flavours.

 

It is a classic after dinner whiskey and one which is highly recommended to anyone not yet familiar with Irish whiskey.  It combines exceedingly well with dark chocolate (60% cocoa ideally) - an experience not to be missed!

Tasting Notes

NOSE - Warm, spicy, fruity, assertively complex.
 
TASTE - Very smooth on the palate with sherry richness, nutty flavour, red berries, mild woody undertones. 
 
 FINISH - Rich and lasting with more sherry sweetness and gentle spices.
 



Pairs With

Dark Chocolate - 60-65% cocoa ideally

Dark Chocolate flavoured with red berries, pink peppercorns or almonds.

Irish Gouda (Coolea)

Ripe pear

Desserts rich in raisins - Christmas Pudding or a rich Fruit Cake, such as the Whiskey Tea Brack




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