Irish Distillers Distillery, Cork, Ireland
It's been ages since I have not visited a glass of the best-selling Irish whiskey in the world.
The Jameson Select Reserve, also sometimes called the Black Barrel, behind closed doors, is a special edition resulting from the marriage of Irish Pot Still Whiskey and grain whiskeys elaborated in small batches. It is then aged in charred ex-barrels twice.
Founded in 1780 by John Jameson, the distillery now belongs to the French group Pernod Ricard, which sells more than 31 million bottles of Jameson annually.
As the American businessman and founder of the canned pastry empire who bears his name put it, Charles Alfred Pillsbury (1842-1899) said so well:
Money can not buy happiness. The one with ten million dollars is no happier than the one with nine million.
Nice accents that do not lie about its Irish origin, but generally almost tasteless, on faint notes of vanilla and fruits that just do not want to break through. Barley background not to be neglected.
As tasteless. Fruity and malty, though oily, but without much success.
Short and easy to forget. Some notes of fruits in the distance.
Really disappointing. By "Select Reserve", did they mean the reserve selected for a trip to the sink? No, it's the blow of the emotion, in fact it's not so bad. Although the representative who used it in Toronto did not seem to like his job, it did not stop me from buying a bottle once he returned to Quebec City.