vanilla sweetness
caramel
spicy
butterscotch
black pepper
nutty
fudge
roasted
grain
Spiral Jameson Black Barrel

Jameson
Black Barrel
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Bright amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Butterscotch, toffee, fudge, and black pepper.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
More concentrated spice and roasted nut flavors with vanilla and some sultana.

Finish
Long and mellow.
Price:
$37.99
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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 915 votes, the average rating for Jameson Black Barrel is 8/10.

Top reviews for Jameson Black Barrel:

— When it comes to Jameson, I have not had a better bottle.

— My favorite sipping whiskey for a casual evening with friends

— Nice smooth rounded taste.

Jameson Black Barrel

(0.75l, 40%)


8/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Jameson Black Barrel
Ashton
Ashton,
When it comes to Jameson, I have not had a better bottle.
 
Paul
Paul,
Very enjoyable. Sweet, vanilla, and promotes relaxation.
 
Thane
Thane,
I ordered this bottle more than a month ago. Flaviar sent me the wrong bottle and has still made no progress to correct the order.
 
Bonnie
Bonnie,
Was very excited about trying this and it was oh so disappointing. Seemed flat, minimal flavor. All name. No body
 
guest
guest,
Really smooth and, dare I say, CREAMY.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
My favorite sipping whiskey for a casual evening with friends
 
Phil
Phil,
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.
 
Brandt
Brandt,
Very smooth and easy to drink, but still a rich deep flavor profile.
 
Tyler
Tyler,
Very smooth
 
Sue
Sue,
Smooth, nice flavor
 
Barry
Barry,
Nice smooth rounded taste.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
A little "hot" up front but beautiful vanilla on the back end
 
Hunter
Hunter,
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!
 
Francis
Francis,
Not as smooth as Tullamore Dew, but still pleasing. Some pepper in the after taste.
 
Ronald
Ronald,
Love the finish. The mouth feel is great.
 
Adrian
Adrian,
My favourite Friday night relaxing drink
 
Hunter
Hunter,
Very smooth. Flavors are not bold on the palate, but evidence of vanilla and pepper are certain. Rich finish.
 
Terry
Terry,
It is actually cheaper to buy this in the local supermarket
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Very smooth
 
Andrew
Andrew,
The nut and spice complement each other. Smooth finish with notes of pepper. Not as complex as the Stout Castmakes.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
I feel this was the replacement for the Jameson 12 Yr Old and it's not too far off.
 
Sean
Sean,
Heaven
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Smooth
 
Anthony
Anthony,
This was awesome. I was so sorry when the bottle was empty.
 
Mary
Mary,
Carmel, vanilla, smooth
 
Brent
Brent,
Great oak smoothness. Awesome flavor.
 
Shannon
Shannon,
Very smooth. My favorite Jameson. It's a nice sipper!
 
Stuart
Stuart,
As a sipping drink it is beyond perfect. The smooth flavor is incredible. I will be stocking this one in my home bar.
 
James
James,
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
 
Andrew
Andrew,
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
 
François-Xavier
François-Xavier,
Sweet butterscotch and vanilla but more important super smooth
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Very Smooth, I like this one. this is my new GO TO
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Eh.
 
Leslie
Leslie,
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.
 
Mike
Mike,
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.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Great to sip and good with some rootbeer.
 
guest
guest,
Spicy, sweet and smooth.
 
Eric
Eric,
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.
 
Michael
Michael,
Wonderfully smooth. A great sipping whiskey.
 
guest
guest,
Yes!!!!
 
Dan
Dan,
I really like the regular Jameson better. This seems really over oaked and overdone.
 
Robert
Robert,
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
 
David
David,
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.
 
Adam
Adam,
Damn good whiskey!!
 
Susan
Susan,
I haven't received it. The order was placed May 2nd. What is wrong with this?!
 
David
David,
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.
 
J
J,
One of my favorites.
 
Cody
Cody,
Started out good but finished with an unpleasant aftertaste that reminded me of under cooked fish.
 
Will
Will,
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.
 
Lloyd
Lloyd,
This is a really lovely take from Jameson. Delightfully smooth, yet full of flavour. A personal favourite of mine.
 
David
David,
Such a great flavor. Smooth all the way from start to finish.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Smooth up front with a little spice and boldness on the back end
 
John
John,
A little more flavor then the standard Jameson, holds up a little better to rocks or cocktails.
 
Erik
Erik,
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.
 
Robert
Robert,
A solid whiskey.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Very good. My usual go to at the bar.
 
William
William,
Can’t go wrong with this one.
 
guest
guest,
Awesome
 
Stephen
Stephen,
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.
 
Stacy
Stacy,
Great flavor. Smooth and tasty!
 
Guy
Guy,
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.
 
Fred
Fred,
This my favorite, love it over the regular Jameson
 
Eduardo
Eduardo,
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.
 
Peter
Peter,
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.
 
Anna
Anna,
Lovely caramel and nut flavours, slightly smoky finish. Amazing value for money, definitely on par with some much more expensive bottlings from Scotland.
 
Geoff
Geoff,
Good, great whiskey sours
 
Glenn
Glenn,
The original Jameson taste just got better.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Remarkable smooth with that purely Irish taste, pour over rocks, sip with enjoyment of the flavor, and be rocking like Barney Stinson
 
Piotr
Piotr,
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.
 
Jerry
Jerry,
I enjoyed this bottle, a smooth Irish Whiskey. Look forward to visiting the distillery soon, I hope.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Honey/sweet, nice char and oak flavor, smooth with nice finish
 
Evan
Evan,
great for the price
 
Chuck
Chuck,
To paraphrase Dean Dillon. ‘Smooth as Jameson’s whisky’.
 
guest
guest,
Good but the one you can bottle in Dublin is way better version.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Very earthy and smoky. My go to daily drinking whiskey. Also great to cook with.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Enjoyable Irish. More complex taste than most Irish
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Smooth. Still Jameson and still great
 
Juston
Juston,
Lighter proof. Usually drink a decent amount in party setting.
 
guest
guest,
Amazing sweetness flawless flavour with just enough warmth to give a nice glow.
 
Brice
Brice,
Such a good everyday drinker. One of my favorites from Jameson.
 
DOUG
DOUG,
I love regular ole Jameson, but this adds a smooth little kick to my happiness level. Great favor meat or on the rocks.
 
Melissa
Melissa,
everyday drinker
 
John
John,
Wonderful stuff, very smooth
 
Eric
Eric,
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!
 
Graham
Graham,
Very pleasant and easy drinking, if somewhat lacking in depth of character.
 
guest
guest,
I really enjoyed this whiskey. It has a Caramel and vanilla flavor and it smells like a campfire.
 
Kurt
Kurt,
Great blend, very smooth
 
Megan
Megan,
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.
 
William
William,
Very nice for an Irish whiskey, would buy again
 
Tom
Tom,
Smooth, with just a hint of smoke.
 
Charles
Charles,
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.
 
Bradley
Bradley,
Extremely smooth with a very pleasant aftertaste
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Love the rich taste from this Jameson.
 
Richard
Richard,
My “go to” Jameson after a long days work! With or without ginger ale goes down smooth and refreshing.
 
Gage
Gage,
Like a good stout beer like Guiness but whisky
 
Luke
Luke,
Nose: muted nose, some spice, some oak, some citrus, grains Taste: oak, some honey, hint of smoke, Proof: 80 Score: 6.5/10
 
Nathan
Nathan,
This is my go to whiskey.
 
Adam
Adam,
Fairly smooth for the price point, wouldn't mind it again.
 
Owen
Owen,
One of my go to’s. Great in the rocks or mixed with some Ginger ale
 
Zane
Zane,
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!
 
David
David,
A go to favorite. Easy, simple, great!
 
Kat
Kat,
I love this one to drink straight, it finishes with a stronger kick than traditional Jameson but doesn’t burn in the throat
 
Paul
Paul,
Carmel and Vanilla notes with a little Smokey aftertaste. One of our favorites.
 
AJ
AJ,
Would stand this up to some $80-$90 bottles. It is very good.
 
Drew
Drew,
One of my favorites
 
Marius
Marius,
Favorite Jameson line
 
Don
Don,
A touch better than the regular Jameson
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Best Jameson for the price
 
Brad
Brad,
Great taste with no smoke.
 
Tina
Tina,
Tasty and smooth. If you’re a fan of Jameson, you’ll love this one.
 
demoia
demoia,
Can’t beat the taste for the price. Wonderful aroma and so silky smooth
 
Kevin
Kevin,
One of the best Irish Whisky’s for the price
 
Jim
Jim,
Awesome
 
Peter
Peter,
No knowledge, just like the easy flavor as I drink it. Not harsh at all, fairly smooth and enjoyable.
 
Angela
Angela,
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.
 
Michael
Michael,
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.
 
Scotty
Scotty,
Just an absolute treasure, smooth, rich, sweet and bitey.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Medium thickness
 
Brittany
Brittany,
Great go-to whiskey.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Fantastic Carmel and vanilla flavors. Enjoyed it neat, slightly chilled. Priced right.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
So nice...especially for the price
 
Marc
Marc,
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.
 
John
John,
This may be my favorite of the affordable Jameson line. It has a very smooth taste.
 
Manuel
Manuel,
Currently the drink i like the most
 
Roy
Roy,
Excellent balance. Easy to drink.
 
Alma
Alma,
This whiskey tastes more caramelized than normal Jameson, and it goes great in Irish Coffees.
 
Angela
Angela,
Between the regular and the 18 yr.
 
guest
guest,
P first Strong
 
Jay
Jay,
Smooth taste
 
Jose
Jose,
Smoky very smooth
 
Larry
Larry,
Smooth
 
LAVELLE
LAVELLE,
Very good and smooth, really enjoyed the smooth smokey finish.....
 
Chris
Chris,
Very yummy Irish Whiskey
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Yummy in my tummy
 
Peter
Peter,
Perfect, well balanced. Delicious apple flavor. The best Irish Whiskey. Makes great Irish Coffee. Outstanding. The double charge brings out the flavors.
 
Danielle
Danielle,
Surprisingly good - one of the better Jamesons in my opinion.
 
David
David,
This stuff is scary good. Not much else to say.
 
Larry
Larry,
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.
 
David
David,
A nice and smooth whiskey. Complex enough to really get into it, but not to complicated either.
 
Sean
Sean,
Strong selection!! Cheers!
 
Damien
Damien,
So good. So smooth. Always love it.
 
Tucker
Tucker,
Another fine product by Jameson.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Very slight char but very smooth. Nice caramel finish.
 
Nick
Nick,
Very smooth.
 
Michael
Michael,
One of my personal favorites especially for the price
 
Craig
Craig,
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.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
I'll order this again. The smoothest Jameson I've tried so far
 
Eric
Eric,
I find Jameson to be a bit rough compared to Bushmills
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Robust and smooth
 
Randall
Randall,
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.
 
Roger
Roger,
A surprise to me that I could enjoy Jameson anything, but I really do enjoy this bottle.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
I purchased this as a gift for my son and he absolutely loves it!
 
David
David,
I love this stuff
 
Norman
Norman,
Love it. Great taste.
 
Matt
Matt,
A sweet honey taste at first, but a pretty boozy after taste. Much better after the ice melted a little bit.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
My favorite Irish Whiskey. Period.
 
John
John,
Very smooth. Nice finish
 
Brian
Brian,
I bought this whiskey for a cocktail. I infused it with nettle tea. I wouldn’t drink this one straight.
 
Leo
Leo,
A great sipping drink.
 
Charles
Charles,
Not as smooth as standard fare Jameson, but the vanilla was a nice touch.
 
Paul
Paul,
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!
 
Sara
Sara,
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.
 
Randall
Randall,
Extremely smooth and delicious.
 
Devlin
Devlin,
Just phenomenal
 
Kevin
Kevin,
I think its much smoother than regular Jameson. Great taste!
 
Jacob
Jacob,
This absolutely surprised me. I dislike original Jameson and this was amazing. That big butterscotch right upfront stole my heart. Automatic bottle purchase.
 
Bill
Bill,
Friggin awesome!
 
Don
Don,
Stays in the front of your mouth longer than caskmates or regular Jameson. Good with BBQ tri-tip (a specialty around here).
 
Deja
Deja,
So smooth and a delicious flavor profile.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Jameson & ginger w/ a twist of lime...yea, that'll do!
 
Dennis
Dennis,
Very smooth! It's worth the extra bucks for this label. Very creamy texture, great for sipping.
 
guest
guest,
Love this so much. Creamier then the original.
 
James
James,
I like it because it's smoother then regular jameson and has good flavor
 
Amanda
Amanda,
Notes of Caramel and so smooth
 
Alex
Alex,
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.
 
Walker
Walker,
My go-to!!! Super smooth wonderful taste!!!
 
William
William,
Love it. Super smooth taste. Top shelf product. Not to be missed
 
Andrew
Andrew,
A great go to whiskey.
 
John
John,
My new favorite. So smooth. Great flavor.
 
John
John,
Excellent addition to the bar. Definitely a great treat for late nights or a relaxing evening in
 
Tom
Tom,
This is great for those nights that I need to treat myself to one of the best.
 
John
John,
was not delivered please refund
 
Wessley
Wessley,
Bombdiggity in the middle of heavy and light smooth and with a great shuttle kick
 
Sean
Sean,
This one went over BIG with me and my friends ! Everyone loved it.
 
John
John,
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.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
What's there to not love about Jameson. Delicious, relaxing & smooth.
 
Todd
Todd,
One of my favorites, it has a smooth mellow taste
 
Steven
Steven,
One of the best so far.
 
Steven
Steven,
So tasty.
 
Joe
Joe,
Delicious!!
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Top of my list for a nice sipping daily, no ice required.
 
Michael
Michael,
Tried it at the distillery last year and had to leave with a bottle. Bottled it myself out of a freshly opened barrel.
 
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