Tuesday, October 6, 2009

John Jameson's Gold Reserve

Since its creation in 1996, Jameson Gold Reserve has been revered by whiskey critics, most notably Jim Murray, who unashamedly ranks it amongst the "top 10 of the world’s whiskeys and the top 5 of the world’s blends." Such genuine praise is uncommon, as indeed was the whiskey itself, which until recently, was only to be found in travel retail outlets.
Jameson Gold Reserve is a creative blend of 3 whiskey’s of advanced years, 1 of which is uniquely matured in virgin oak barrels. It is the inspired choice of this virgin oak, coupled with the bourbon barrels and sherry casks that account for the whiskey’s satisfying complexity and honey toasted sweetness. It is a marvelously rich pot still character whiskey.

Tasting Characteristics

NOSE: Fragrant wood, rich pot still with a touch of sherry sweetness.

TASTE: All the creaminess and honey sweetness come together to create a taste sensation of spicy character.

Finish: A very long finish with a pleasantly peppery finale.
TheMaster: "...a superb whiskey that is creamy, spicy and crisp." - Brendan Monks, Master of Maturation
TheCritic: "If you don’t enjoy this, then you just don’t get what Irish whiskey is all about..."
Jim Murray, Whisky Bible 2007

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