"Sine Metu" (meaning Without Fear) was John Jameson’s guiding philosophy.
John Jameson founded Jameson Distillery in Dublin back in 1780. Since then Jameson became the most recognizable and sold Irish Whiskey in the world to this day. John Jameson was surprisingly a Scotsman but that didn’t stop him laying the foundation for the most famous Irish Whiskey. He used to enjoy sharing a drink and a story with his workers. And to this day you'll see two barrel men balanced on either side on the bottom of the label. These two men symbolize the generations of Jameson workers, who have labored with passion and commitment to produce Irish Whiskey.
Produced in The Midleton Distilleries situated in Midleton, Cork County, Jameson 18 year old has long been considered one of the brightest stars of the range. This blend of two pot still Whiskeys and a single grain is matured in Oloroso Sherry casks and finished in Bourbon wood for 6 months for a complex pot still character.
Smartass Corner: 1) John Jameson used to enjoy sharing a drink and a story with his workers, so he also shared his label with them. And to this day you'll see two barrel men balanced on either side on the bottom of the label. These two men symbolize the generations of Jameson workers, who have labored with passion and commitment to produce this Irish Whiskey.
2) A shocker — John Jameson was a Scotsman.
My wife sampled this and said, "Honey, I'm an Irish Whiskey woman!" It's her new favorite. ... I just sometimes wish she wasn't so "top shelf!" <grin>
Very smooth. Nice after notes of Carmel
Sweet vanilla on the nose. Rich and creamy in the mouth with some oaky taste and then some baking spices on the finish. It went down super smooth and easy, dangerous! I wouldn’t personally spend $150 on a bottle but a buddy brought it over for a whiskey tasting night so I was happy to try it.
Irish doesn't get much better than this!
Creamy vanilla and sooo damn smooth. Love it
The smoothest whiskey I’ve ever had.
Found this sharper than the 15year. Not worth the cost for my taste.
A step above the norm, great taste and finish but priced a bit high!
Citrus and vanilla taste after a sweet and smooth orange-chocolate smell! Can‘t get enough. Really pure happiness, glass after glass!
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Best I’ve had to date
Super smooth, all the charm of an Irish, but with the aged sophistication you’d expect from an aged bottle!
Nice smooth whiskey at a reasonable price!
Very good lite lemon,spice
Absolutely smooth! Awesome finish!
Has it all, up front aroma, wide great taste on the palette then a fabulous lasting finish.
Smoothes whiskey I personally have ever had the pleasure of tasting!
Haven’t tried it yet
My favorite whiskey right now. Smoothest finish I've ever tasted
7.5/10 solid offering, nothing extraordinary though. sweet, vanilla and caramel. If I blind tested this, would never guess it was aged 18 years. lots of better options at >100 so I wouldn't buy a bottle of this.
Was very smooth and nice flavors. Also a bit dry on the backend which I did grow to like just unexpected.
A little too much burn for the price point. But, nice caramely taste
Very easy drinking
This is a good whiskey, but it's so generic in many ways I struggle with the price point its at. Well balanced, good oak and caramel notes but that's about it. Very smooth, too much to my liking but I think this would be great for people getting started but then why spend over over $100 if you're not sure if you like whiskey yet...
Delicious Carmel smell and a great taste to match.
Very rich and interesting. The caramel is a little overpowering for my liking
Good old solid consistency, incredible whiskey to introduce people to whiskey.
So good but so pricey. Smooth like butter going down and spices on the lips, good Carmel and the sherry notes stand out you can smell the honey and biscuit. It a pretty nice Irish dream
Impressed by the extra smoothness compared to the typical Jameson. The scent of the caramel, oak and butter are delicious. The taste blended with the sherry and chocolate.
It is an outstanding, balanced, Blended Irish Whiskey with an aromatic birth; while a smooth life leads to a long & balanced death.
Definite hints of orange and caramel. There is a little kick in the back of the throat too. But inn a good way
Better than the normal but not as good as others. Has the pretty much the same flavor profile as the normal bottle but a bit smoother. As in the same as Johnny Walker, Jameson is Jameson
Thank you! I now know it's not worth the risk. Cheers! *clink*
Excellent. My kind of whiskey!
Very nice. I enjoyed the aroma and the taste. Just the right blend for sipping during an evening relaxing with friends. The different tastes that surfaced would not let the evening become dull.
The best whiskey to ever cross my lips and enter my gullit. It has all if the light complexity of the other Jameson brands with a crisp and floral finish.
Definetly Smooth and drinkable but it's not favorable enough to justify the price. You can get similar smooth and unoffensive whiskey at less than half the price
I received this in a sample box and now I have to purchase a bottle. The best Whiskey I have ever had. A lot going on here, so complex. Soo much flavor, yet so smooth.
It is a solid Irish whiskey but perhaps not worth the price
The taste of oak that lingers in your mouth after a sip is exquisite together with the caramel aftertaste, a perfect nightcap in my book.
Love this whiskey! Essentially, take Jameson and dial it up to 11.
Very straight forward. Strong and you can taste the you can taste the oak barrel and the bourbon hint with a vanilla sweetness at the end. Very good I really enjoyed it and this review is not off of the whole glass gone yet.
Love it. Smooth with a solid taste
Sweet caramel scent. Big caramel flavor smooth and dry throughout with a spicy finish.
Very sweet but Smooth.
Definitely the best Irish whiskey I have had. I have tried several Jamison‘s and each one is starkly different. The 18 year stands apart as being the best of the Jamison family
Absolutely the best Jameson out there. Smooth with a great taste
Excellent whiskey very smooth.. bought 2 bottles for future heavenly experiences
Smooth and soft finish
As Jameson fav I was a little disappointed but only because i felt the taste and flavor was weaker than I expected. And hoped for compared to the other Jameson’s that are offered.
This is hands down our favorite whiskey. Smooth with a little mild bite at the finish.
A very easy drink! Smooth and a little sweet to start, with a mellow finish, admittedly, I’m new to whisky drinking but I really enjoyed this. Arrived just in time to celebrate the Washington CAPS Stanley Cup win!!
This is my favorite whiskey. Ever.
Delightfully sweet at beginning and end, with a spicy kick in the middle. Smooth and wonderful!
Yum. Not a huge fan of Jameson's normally but this stuff I do like... a lot. Incredibly smooth.
Nose is fruity (apricot, banana) with underlying woody aromas and cocoa. Prominent flavors include caramel, spice (nutmeg, some white pepper), dried wood, leading into a drying finish. Body is light and very sip-able. A very solid whiskey, though I've had better at a lower price point.
It's good. It's Jameson. Nothing fantastically special, but Jameson sets the bar high in the first place.
One of my favorites!
Absolute must have!
Nothing about this sets it apart from other Jameson. My personal preference from them is the 12 yr old.
Just a fantastic drink. Enjoyed it neat and there was just a bit of spice to it.
Not as good as you might think. Don't get me wrong, its good - but its not great. Caramel and spice are nice, but there is no follow through.
Best Irish whiskey I’ve had. It’s a bottle of few words, which is why this review is so brief.
Citrus, fire, clean. I dig
My go to whiskey. Super smooth and tasty.
Amazing flavor profile! Love it.
Big Smokey Nose, Bright Spicy, caramel/Vanilla body with lingering Chocolate & honey Cookie
Excellent whiskey from start to finish. Wonderful taste.
The second best liquor i have ever had..
classic wonderful amazing aroma with all its fullness in the taste, surprisingly easy to drink
A more refined and smoother version of the original
Great, smooth Irish whiskey.
Extremely smooth, perfect with 2 cubes.
I'm a big fan anyway but this is something else
This was definitely the best of the tasting box. I love Jameson as it stands, so having a higher class version made it all the better. Definitely a great tasting whiskey.
The best of the three in my tasting box.
Premium Jameson whiskey. Does not disappoint, a more sophisticated offering by the Irish master distiller.
Bought a bottle on my way home. The best drink I've ever had, and was able to enjoy it with a few of my brothers in arms. Haven't been able to find a bottle since.
Jameson has always been loyal to me for celebratory events but this one will take time to get used to for my collection.
Jameson is one of my favorites....and after drinking the 18 year old limited reserve its definitely on my to get list
Smooth and drinkable.
Extra Smokey. I love it when we're cruising together.
Good, but not as good as I was hoping.
Slainte! A most excellent whisky! Initial sweetness with a hint of smoke and spice. Wonderful!
This is one of my go to bottles always have one on hand