It’s amazing what a few more years and a bit of sherry wood does for this classic Irish Whiskey.
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.
The crested Ten—started in 1963—was Jameson’s first specialty branch off of their core product line, and all of the spirits in the bottle are Jameson through and through. But Jameson Crested Ten is not ten years old. Where the original Jameson is a relatively “young” whiskey at three to four years old, and their special reserves start at twelve-year, Jameson Crested Ten is a blend that averages seven to eight years old. It is rumored that the “Ten” refers to the number of different casks and agings mixed to create the final product. But no matter how it got its name, the results are worth a dram of your attention.
Now, some of those Jameson’s in the mix are special sherry-wood aged, others are young whiskey. The result is a more complex, easy-drinking Irish whiskey for a bargain. Smooth, slightly sweet, and peppery with a full body that you can see and feel in the mouth. All this means that Jameson Crested Ten … well, it’s just better.