Irish Distillers Distillery, Cork, Ireland
It's been ages since I've visited a glass of the world's best-selling Irish whiskey.
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 made in small batches. It is then aged in ex-bourbon casks charred twice.
Founded in 1780 by John Jameson, the distillery today 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 baking empire that bears his name so aptly put it, Charles Alfred Pillsbury (1842-1899) said so well:
Money can not buy happiness. He who has ten million dollars is no happier than he who has 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 stroke of emotion, in fact it's not that bad. Even though the representative who served me in Toronto didn't seem to like his job too much, that didn't stop me from buying a bottle of it when I got to Quebec.