Jameson Black Barrel is adored for its vanilla sweetness, caramel, spicy and butterscotch flavor notes.
This Irish Whiskey is carefully distilled at John Jameson & Son distillery, Ireland.
Based on 1654 votes, the average rating for Jameson Black Barrel is 8/10.
Top reviews for Jameson Black Barrel:
— My new favorite! Not a big Irish Whiskey drinker but found this to be smooth and well balance served neat or with an ice cube or cooling rocks. Great change of pace from my bourbons and ryes!
— On this one I am biased; this is my favorite whiskey. This is my default 'go-to'. If it is not Jameson Black, then it's Johnnie Walker Black. Something about those black labels and nice rich flavor. Pairs great with med/med-rare steak and any flavor of pipe tobacco.
— I got this to ring in St Patrick’s Day. It is a very nice dram. Will be buying this again !
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Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Jameson Black Barrel
Really good with one ice cube. Smooth, spicy & peppery
Light body, oak, and smoke. Some Carmel
So this is my first try of a Jameson product - I usually take my whiskey neat and this is a very drinkable everyday whiskey. Not top shelf stuff but it stands up well on its own.
Good for something different. A bit of a addition flavor over regular Jameson
It was very good I tried regular Jameson and IPA edition Jameson during this tasting this was the best of the three. The IPA Jameson was disgusting barely drinkable...
Very smooth. My wife new favorite, prior to trying this it was Angls Envy Finished rye - she seems to be asking for the Jameson more often.
I use this for ICBs but had it neat and it isn't bad by any means.
Very smooth with a sneaky wood flavor. If you like regular Jamesons and American whiskey, you’ll love this. Not overly sweet or smoky
This has been my go to from the first sip. Cant beat it for the price for sure.
My new favorite! Not a big Irish Whiskey drinker but found this to be smooth and well balance served neat or with an ice cube or cooling rocks. Great change of pace from my bourbons and ryes!
Solid, smooth, definitely taste the vanilla notes on the back end
When looking for an antonym for smooth I found a reference to this whiskey. On the plus side, a couple of cubes of ice or splash of water does mellow it and let the flavors come forward. The most American tasting Irish Whiskey I have come across.
Great taste smooth.
On this one I am biased; this is my favorite whiskey. This is my default 'go-to'. If it is not Jameson Black, then it's Johnnie Walker Black. Something about those black labels and nice rich flavor. Pairs great with med/med-rare steak and any flavor of pipe tobacco.
This is a good drink. It is extremely smooth, nothing like I was expecting. I give it an 7 now, I may need to drink more to see if it should be higher. I’m wondering if it is too smooth?
I got this to ring in St Patrick’s Day. It is a very nice dram. Will be buying this again !
It tastes like a cocktail with how sweet and refined it is. Really enjoyable.
This was smooth and had great taste. Love the lingering smoky, wood flavors with slight sweetness.
Incredibly smooth and complex--this may be my new favorite. It goes down easy neat. Great mouthfeel and lasting smoky and slightly sweet flavors.
Jameson has always been a staple for me, and got me into whiskey, but the black barrel expression take an already great whiskey and turns it up a notch. Would love a touch more proof in this one but an overall great pour.
I under estimated this one. Not a lot of burn and great with the fellows or any party.
Best Irish I've tasted. Clean finish.
Smoother than regular Jameson with a hint of smoke. Nice finish. Good sipping Whiskey!
I dont usually go for the Jameson brand,but I have to say this was great! It had very subtle sweet and smooth notes. I found the hints chocolate and vanilla very pleasing to my palate and wasn't overwhelmed by the spicy attributes. Overall excellent after dinner spirit.
Excellent! Sweet and better than most bourbons. Nice peppery finish. My go to whiskey.
I’m still early in my whiskey journey so i can’t give a sophisticated explanation, but this was one of my favorites so far
Smooth and delicious I've never tried Jameson's before and I'll definitely get another bottle
I am relatively new to tasting whiskey’s that are above average and more. However, I did like the Black Barrel very much. I thought it was smooth with a peppery finish. I can see having a bottle on hand at all times to sip as a daily go to whiskey.
A bit nondescript.
Smooth taste perfect blend
A dry vanilla finish but really smooth on the palette. I really enjoyed having it with food!
Perhaps the smoothest whiskey I’ve ever tasted. Beautiful custard-like flavour. Heavy sweetness and vanilla finishing on a light spicy note. Truly a new favourite, lived up to the hype.
Really good stuff, I heard people talking about the Black Barrel and it does not disappoint, full of flavor, vanilla and bourbon barrels make this a uniquely Good $35 Irish.
This has the classic Jameson taste but it's smoother and that sweet, light, oaky finish is what makes it my favorite Irish whiskey. I recommend trying it chilled.
Very smooth!!!! Enjoy it very much!!!!
I love this. Very smooth.... Definitely a regular purchase for me.
Good every day drink for the money
Not much of a finish
I've ordered Jameson Black Barrel twice now and it has become my favorite Irish whiskey to date. The Butterscotch, toffee, fudge, and black pepper come through on the nose and once it hits the palate it sits beautifully. The finish lasts nice and long.
Not much about it I don't like, it's more that it is light on flavor. What flavor it has I enjoy.
Amazingly smooth sweet finish
My favorite whisky, hands down
Loved this, a nice change from traditional Jameson. Very smooth and will buy again.
I very much liked this. It is great in coffee. The alcohol adds an extra level of warmth as well as a spicy, mildly sweet flavor. Will buy this again.
Loved this. Will definitely purchase again. Very smooth.
really loving this bottle! can't wait until Mar 1 when the next tasting shipment is available
Very smooth. Currently my favorite whiskey. My wife says it is good but still like Brekenridge more.
My love of Jameson was limited to “Jameson & Ginger”. Black Barrel changed that... I always have a bottle on hand to show my buddies. Like me, they are consistently impressed. Well done, Jameson!
Nice smooth flavor especially for the price point!
Very smooth. Great flavor
Horrible. I'll save it in case I have guests I do not like.
Just curious, what made it so unpleasant?
Love this. Nice smooth bourbon with lots of flavor. Buy again.
Smooth and delicious. Easy sipper
We like it but was not our favorite. Had a vanilla taste along with maple.
A bit of a bite at the start, but smooth throughout, as every Jameson is.
I really enjoyed the Jameson Black. It was smooth from start to finish, with mild vanilla and subtle maple notes.
Smooth, with vanilla maple notes. I loved it by the fire.
Loved it! Became my late night relaxer over everything else in the cabinet. Would definitely buy again.
Smooth and flavorful. A very nice relaxing sipping whiskey.
It is smooth but personalty I taste a hint of butterscotch which I don't prefer. I like regular Jameson better.
Smooth and flavorful, encourages you to come back for more.
Good value buy. Smooth, rich. Medium to light mouth feel. Semi-sweet with moderate spice. Vanilla and caramel notes.
We like the Jameson Black Barrel very much. Very smooth. Great taste.
This has to be one of the nicest and enjoyable whiskeys i've had.
Caramel flavor with Slight vanilla finish...pleasant
Excellent!! Very Smooth!! Very Tasty!!
Very Good, really enjoyed it
First time trying this. Very nice. Smooth
A smooth Irish that is a new flavor to my favorites of Bushmills and Quiet Man
Very smooth and sweet. Strong Vanilla, bit of butterscotch and honey.
The smoothest ‘Irish’ I have tasted (and I’ve tasted a few). Always have a bottle in my stock.
I have just recently purchased this and was very pleased. Nice flavor and very smooth. Drink it neat and at room temperature. Mellow with no burn or aftertaste. I will keep this in my stock at all times.
Some butterscotch on the nose, strong vanilla taste, the finish is very mellow but not very long. Definitely more interesting than regular Jameson.
This is my new standard. This is a great sipping whiskey! Definitely will keep in stock.
Really smooth Irish whiskey. I’m more of a scotch fan but really enjoyed.
This is good stuff. Lots of flavor, smooth, mid priced. I still prefer Scotch, but I guess I have to sample other Irish Whiskey ( my brother swears by this whiskey)!!!
Liked did not love a smooth common place blend
Nice’s and smooth
So smooth, it's crazy. Unexpected from a Jameson. I feel so fancy!
Smooth, light smokiness and very enjoyable.
Very smooth, light smokiness and no bite. Very enjoyable.
We loved it! So smooth and tasty we drank it neat. It's a pleasure to sit down with this whiskey.
We have a new favorite, I never knew whis6could be so good!
Sweet, caramel, and delicious. Great for winter to sip neat.
Shared it with a friend who was concerned about the Jameson name on the label as he generally dislike such items but he was surprised by the flavor and how smooth it was. Perhaps a convert.
I really enjoyed this Jameson, it was very light easy to drink, not too sweet, no burn and very smooth. I drink this neat.
I would have given it an 8/10, but the price makes it a 9. Outstanding Irish whiskey. My GF loves it. The oak/char/smoke is just right and doesn't overpower. Sweet (not too sweet though) on the finish and easy to drink. I drink it neat and in an Old Fashioned (one sugar cube, 2 dashes bitters, splash club soda, 2oz of Jameson). Great buy.
Better than the "standard" Jameson, but tasted too much like bourbon to justify the price premium.
This is the best I own currently. Jameson Black Barrel brings out the oaky smoke flavor. I thoroughly enjoy this neat AND in the rocks.
Not too sweet, very smooth and very well balanced!
I didn't care for this.
smooth, great flavor
Very nice and excellent for the price. Nice and smooth with hints of caramel and vanilla with a slight bite at the end
Great aroma, don’t be deterred by the “charred” description. Very nice staple
Smooth with a nice aftertaste that's perfect!
Who could not love Jameson? I've lways heard about it but never tried it. I love all the creamy flavors with Irish whiskey in them, so thought I would give it a go. Very yummy to drink neet. I'm sure it would make for the best of cocktails also. I only gave it a 7 as I'm convinced I will definitely taste better as time goes on with my Flaviar membership.
Great whiskey with a little bite on the end
Heavy vanilla. Sweet with no bite.
Very smooth! I loved this whiskey!
Not overwhelming with the vanilla, and you can definitely taste the char. Notably better than basic Jameson for drinking straight. As a really solid value for the price, this is one I always try to keep around in my home bar.
Wonderfully smooth and creamy, this bottle surprised me. It is sweet on the nose with vanilla and caramel. The flavor is nice, decently sweet with a little char. Its weird but I also pick up a melon-y flavor. Overall would recommend for the price.
I thought the Irish tasting box was great all three samples were very good. However I did not receive the Jameson Black, I received Jefferson Bourbon which was ok.
When it comes to Jameson, I have not had a better bottle.
Very enjoyable. Sweet, vanilla, and promotes relaxation.
Was very excited about trying this and it was oh so disappointing. Seemed flat, minimal flavor. All name. No body
Really smooth and, dare I say, CREAMY.
My favorite sipping whiskey for a casual evening with friends
On the nose it’s really pleasant sweet, fruity with just a bit of peat.... tastes smooth, caramel, tart, and followed by the spice.... the finish is the lingering spice and balanced.
However, it kind of doesn't really stand out to the rest of the bottles that Jameson had in their line up.
Very smooth and easy to drink, but still a rich deep flavor profile.
Smooth, nice flavor
Nice smooth rounded taste.
A little "hot" up front but beautiful vanilla on the back end
An Irish that jumps out of the category a bit. More barrel flavors such as oak and vanilla thrown in which work wonders. A great option for those looking to bridge between the U.S. and Ireland, or if you can't decide between the two!
Not as smooth as Tullamore Dew, but still pleasing. Some pepper in the after taste.
Love the finish. The mouth feel is great.
My favourite Friday night relaxing drink
Very smooth. Flavors are not bold on the palate, but evidence of vanilla and pepper are certain. Rich finish.
It is actually cheaper to buy this in the local supermarket
The nut and spice complement each other. Smooth finish with notes of pepper.
Not as complex as the Stout Castmakes.
I feel this was the replacement for the Jameson 12 Yr Old and it's not too far off.
This was awesome. I was so sorry when the bottle was empty.
Carmel, vanilla, smooth
Great oak smoothness. Awesome flavor.
Very smooth. My favorite Jameson. It's a nice sipper!
As a sipping drink it is beyond perfect. The smooth flavor is incredible. I will be stocking this one in my home bar.
Being that I am new to this club, I’ll start simple. This was so smooth it melts in your mouth. Definitely my favorite Jamison
Worth tasting, at my local store they stock the 375ml so worth picking up and having around for some interest from visitors. But not a regular
Sweet butterscotch and vanilla but more important super smooth
Very Smooth, I like this one. this is my new GO TO
Probably my favorite daily go to. Love the vanilla and caramel, and a nice spicy finish. And better value than Barr an Uisce, which is still delicious.
Premuim, I favor black whiskeys as a whole. Its that deeper caramel or smooth punch. This one is premium. I enjoy this on special occasions.
Great to sip and good with some rootbeer.
Spicy, sweet and smooth.
Wowza. Long been a Jameson fan. Going on 20+ years now. I really dug this version of one of my long running favorites. Tasty vanilla and spice. Good, thick mouthfeel that’s roles around on your tongue. The charting gives it a touch of a bitter back end, but I like it for putting some hair on my big toe.
Wonderfully smooth. A great sipping whiskey.
I really like the regular Jameson better. This seems really over oaked and overdone.
Literally uisce beatha (ish ka baja) water of life. I've had the entire family of Jameson. Black Barrel is by far my favorite. This is my go to, neat, sitting by the fire or reading a book. Amazing color. Wonderful flavors
After drinking Black Barrel, I want no other Irish whiskey. It's just so damn smooth and rich. Nice caramel finish too. Always a safe bet. It's my old faithful.
Damn good whiskey!!
I haven't received it. The order was placed May 2nd. What is wrong with this?!
A Jameson fan so I was eager to try Black Barrel. My wife and I both loved it in our mixed drinks just slightly better than regular Jameson. Adds a little extra flavor which makes it just that much better.
One of my favorites.
Started out good but finished with an unpleasant aftertaste that reminded me of under cooked fish.
My all-time favorite Irish whiskey. For the price as well, the double casking makes this ultra-smooth and really has a lot of flavors. An easy grab at the store.
This is a really lovely take from Jameson. Delightfully smooth, yet full of flavour. A personal favourite of mine.
Such a great flavor. Smooth all the way from start to finish.
Smooth up front with a little spice and boldness on the back end
A little more flavor then the standard Jameson, holds up a little better to rocks or cocktails.
If youre a bourbon drinker wanting to try an Irish whiskey, this is the one for you. The charred barrrel results in some bourbon-esque flavors in addition to the stereotypical Irish flavors.
A solid whiskey.
Very good. My usual go to at the bar.
Can’t go wrong with this one.
A very fine whiskey, found it smooth with a pleasant taste and has a welcome hint of spice, might just make it a regular in my home bar.
Great flavor. Smooth and tasty!
Huge Improvement over the standard Jameson. Has some stiff competition at its price range but it isn't blown away by anything. Finding it for around $35 is a good deal for this dram. Good blend of affordability and quality.
This my favorite, love it over the regular Jameson
Decent whisky, but don’t be fooled by the relatively high average rating. Some hollow vanilla and caramel up front immediately followed by slight char flavor. Medium finish that with slight spice. Definitely not an 8, but also not a 4. There are certainly better Irish whiskies under $50. This seems to get its inflated rating for being the commonly available cool uncle of the commonly available Jameson.
Perfectly acceptable for an Irish coffee, but let’s be honest: you bury a whisky under coffee, cream and sugar.
A little phenol in the nose with vanilla. Strong finish, but overall not as much flavor as I was hoping for. Still a strong pour though.
Lovely caramel and nut flavours, slightly smoky finish. Amazing value for money, definitely on par with some much more expensive bottlings from Scotland.
Good, great whiskey sours
The original Jameson taste just got better.
Remarkable smooth with that purely
Irish taste, pour over rocks, sip with enjoyment of the flavor, and be rocking like Barney Stinson
I little unusual Irish whiskey with a small hint of smoke, a little kick, and nice finish. For the price paid is a very good deal.
I enjoyed this bottle, a smooth Irish Whiskey. Look forward to visiting the distillery soon, I hope.
Honey/sweet, nice char and oak flavor, smooth with nice finish
great for the price
To paraphrase Dean Dillon. ‘Smooth as Jameson’s whisky’.
Good but the one you can bottle in Dublin is way better version.
Very earthy and smoky. My go to daily drinking whiskey. Also great to cook with.
Enjoyable Irish. More complex taste than most Irish
Smooth. Still Jameson and still great
Lighter proof. Usually drink a decent amount in party setting.
Amazing sweetness flawless flavour with just enough warmth to give a nice glow.
Such a good everyday drinker. One of my favorites from Jameson.
I love regular ole Jameson, but this adds a smooth little kick to my happiness level.
Great favor meat or on the rocks.
Wonderful stuff, very smooth
I was misinformed about the finishing process. I was in Dublin after having a Guinness when the bar tender told me that this whiskey was finished in Guinness barrels. So I tried it. Still today I get a Guinness finish when drinking this neat. If you like beer, you’ll love this!
Very pleasant and easy drinking, if somewhat lacking in depth of character.
I really enjoyed this whiskey. It has a Caramel and vanilla flavor and it smells like a campfire.
Great blend, very smooth
I was never a whiskey drinker, but this is the one that brought me to the dark side. The taste is smooth and not at all overwhelming to me. I can honestly say I enjoy sipping on this regardless of where I am.
Very nice for an Irish whiskey, would buy again
Smooth, with just a hint of smoke.
Would definitely buy again, probably where quality meats affordability in the Irish section. Lovely sweetness, not sickly. Green fruits but refined. Will never buy regular Jameson as the extra ten bucks makes a big difference.
Extremely smooth with a very pleasant aftertaste
Love the rich taste from this Jameson.
My “go to” Jameson after a long days work! With or without ginger ale goes down smooth and refreshing.
Like a good stout beer like Guiness but whisky
Nose: muted nose, some spice, some oak, some citrus, grains
Taste: oak, some honey, hint of smoke,
This is my go to whiskey.
Fairly smooth for the price point, wouldn't mind it again.
One of my go to’s. Great in the rocks or mixed with some Ginger ale
It's fine. Kind of boring, but in a good way? A solid go-to choice. Although for my money, Powers Gold Label is the better every day Irish dram, but to each their own!
A go to favorite.
Easy, simple, great!
I love this one to drink straight, it finishes with a stronger kick than traditional Jameson but doesn’t burn in the throat
Carmel and Vanilla notes with a little Smokey aftertaste. One of our favorites.
Would stand this up to some $80-$90 bottles. It is very good.
One of my favorites
Favorite Jameson line
A touch better than the regular Jameson
Best Jameson for the price
Great taste with no smoke.
Tasty and smooth. If you’re a fan of Jameson, you’ll love this one.
Can’t beat the taste for the price. Wonderful aroma and so silky smooth
One of the best Irish Whisky’s for the price
No knowledge, just like the easy flavor as I drink it. Not harsh at all, fairly smooth and enjoyable.
This bottle of Jameson has really stuck out. So smooth in fact that ever time I open one, I come close to finishing it. So much better than the Jameson Caskmates or any other Irish whiskey I have tried to date.
Smoooooth yet tocuh of a sweetness mixed with spice. But the sweetness follows the spice. It’s fefin a means of being able to ebhoNce the differ palates for beginners die to the distinctive profiles.
Just an absolute treasure, smooth, rich, sweet and bitey.
Great go-to whiskey.
Fantastic Carmel and vanilla flavors. Enjoyed it neat, slightly chilled. Priced right.
So nice...especially for the price
This is one of my favorite Irish Whiskeys. The subtle tones of caramel and oak are accented by a faint smoke and spice. There is no bitter burn with this whiskey and it is in my opinion best on the rocks after a few minutes chill.
This may be my favorite of the affordable Jameson line. It has a very smooth taste.
Currently the drink i like the most
Excellent balance. Easy to drink.
This whiskey tastes more caramelized than normal Jameson, and it goes great in Irish Coffees.
Between the regular and the 18 yr.
P first Strong
Smoky very smooth
Very good and smooth, really enjoyed the smooth smokey finish.....
Very yummy Irish Whiskey
Yummy in my tummy
Perfect, well balanced. Delicious apple flavor. The best Irish Whiskey. Makes great Irish Coffee. Outstanding. The double charge brings out the flavors.
Surprisingly good - one of the better Jamesons in my opinion.
This stuff is scary good. Not much else to say.
Clearly a Jameson aged in a fresh charred barrel. The triple distilled approach to a american style bourbon is interesting and worth trying but is nothing to write home about.
A nice and smooth whiskey. Complex enough to really get into it, but not to complicated either.
Strong selection!! Cheers!
So good. So smooth. Always love it.
Another fine product by Jameson.
Very slight char but very smooth. Nice caramel finish.
One of my personal favorites especially for the price
Very smooth with amazing hints of other flavors. Not sure if it's still stands true, but the company that owns Jameson also owns Bushmill's.
I'll order this again. The smoothest Jameson I've tried so far
I find Jameson to be a bit rough compared to Bushmills
Robust and smooth
The discussion is of Jameson Black Barrel; however, the bottle pictured above is Black Barrel Select Reserve...two entirely different whiskeys. Apparently Jameson does not make the Select Reserve any more...you can't find it...and tries to pass off the Black Barrel as the same product. It is not! The Select Reserve is the smoothest whiskey I ever tasted...the Black Barrel tastes nothing like it. I emailed Jameson to ask why they quit making it...they never answered.
A surprise to me that I could enjoy Jameson anything, but I really do enjoy this bottle.
I purchased this as a gift for my son and he absolutely loves it!
I love this stuff
Love it. Great taste.
A sweet honey taste at first, but a pretty boozy after taste. Much better after the ice melted a little bit.
My favorite Irish Whiskey. Period.
Very smooth. Nice finish
I bought this whiskey for a cocktail. I infused it with nettle tea. I wouldn’t drink this one straight.
A great sipping drink.
Not as smooth as standard fare Jameson, but the vanilla was a nice touch.
At first, I was not sure i was going to like this. Black Barrel usually doesn't mean much to me - however, to me - this really redefines what I think of Jameson.
I found the tasting notes to be spot on and this works so well with mulled cider, it melted into the background perfectly.
I will certainly get another bottle!
I don't enjoy the original Jameson as much as this one, and my tastes run to either liking a smooth or a peaty whiskey. pretty much nothing in between excites me. The butterscotch/vanilla with the currant finish got me.
Extremely smooth and delicious.
I think its much smoother than regular Jameson. Great taste!
This absolutely surprised me. I dislike original Jameson and this was amazing. That big butterscotch right upfront stole my heart. Automatic bottle purchase.
Stays in the front of your mouth longer than caskmates or regular Jameson.
Good with BBQ tri-tip (a specialty around here).
So smooth and a delicious flavor profile.
Jameson & ginger w/ a twist of lime...yea, that'll do!
Very smooth! It's worth the extra bucks for this label. Very creamy texture, great for sipping.
Love this so much. Creamier then the original.
I like it because it's smoother then regular jameson and has good flavor
Notes of Caramel and so smooth
This is my go to for sure. Great tasting very smooth. If your not into whiskey you are missing out. I recommend this for your bar collection.
My go-to!!! Super smooth wonderful taste!!!
Love it. Super smooth taste. Top shelf product. Not to be missed
A great go to whiskey.
My new favorite. So smooth. Great flavor.
Excellent addition to the bar. Definitely a great treat for late nights or a relaxing evening in
This is great for those nights that I need to treat myself to one of the best.
was not delivered please refund
Bombdiggity in the middle of heavy and light smooth and with a great shuttle kick
This one went over BIG with me and my friends ! Everyone loved it.
For a fan of Jameson in the first place, the addition of the charred barrel intensifies the flavors.The smoothness, the flavors are subtly enhanced with the time spent in the charred barrels and gives you, the drinker a flavor boost that lingers on the tongue.
What's there to not love about Jameson. Delicious, relaxing & smooth.
One of my favorites, it has a smooth mellow taste
One of the best so far.
Top of my list for a nice sipping daily, no ice required.
Tried it at the distillery last year and had to leave with a bottle. Bottled it myself out of a freshly opened barrel.