Back in the late 1700’s Ireland, there was one powerful distilling family in two branches — the Haigs and the Steins. John Jameson was originally from Scotland, but married into the Haig family and moved to Dublin 1777 where he was put in charge of the new Bow Street Distillery which was founded in 1780. After working hard for years, he eventually acquired the entire operation in 1810, and the Jameson & Son Distillery Company was born. Since then Jameson has become the most recognizable and best-selling Irish Whiskey in the world with a wide-ranging product line delivering over 56 million bottles of golden Irish nectar each year.
When the Whiskey-drinking world thinks of Irish Whiskey, they think of Jameson’s. It’s not only the largest selling brand of liquid Irish culture, it is the standard by which all others are measured. The core Jameson’s Whiskey spirit comes from a single distillery in Cork, Ireland, but uses a unique mixture of grain, single malt, and single-pot-still spirits aged seven years. All of the grains are sourced from local fields within a 50-mile radius of the plant, making Jameson’s more than just Irish in style and method — it carries the flavor of the land where it was born.
Smartass Corner: John Jameson used to enjoy sharing a drink and a story with his workers at the end of their work-shift. Jameson’s has always been the working-man’s quality Irish dram and to this day you'll see two barrel men balanced on either side on the bottom of the label.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Pear and ripe apple with a bit of hops and clove
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Marzipan and hops with cocoa and oak
Remarkably, it lingers with the essence of milk chocolate and butterscotch.
Unexceptional in any way. Strong alcohol flavor. It’s not bad for mixing.
Cheap drinking whiskey
Standard classic smooth whiskey
A fun smooth whiskey but somewhat light on flavor.
My go-to. Perfect for a beginner.
Nothing comes close to this classic.
Just a classic
Can’t trust someone that doesn’t like Jameson
A fine Irish whiskey.
Neat, rocks, mixer, good every way possible
Good Irish whiskey
It's smooth and easy to drink, just doesn't seem to be very strong. Not my favorite.
Go to whiskey
A bit harsh for me to enjoy straight.
My first Whiskey love. Slight bite, never leaves you wanting.
Black Barrel is our favorite of the Jameson family but this is a definite staple to have in the cabinet too.
Perfect neat at room temp
This is a drinkable whiskey nothing more
Smells of fruits lite apple and pear with a bit of hops in the background,
Taste of pear, vanilla with a oily character,
Lingers with a light taste of cocoa and coffee,
Call me crazy, but I thought this was a little to strong and I thought it had a bold spicy finish. It could be that I've had a few other whiskeys and it was neat. When I put an ice cube in the glass it calmed down and was a little milder with a shorter finish. I think I prefer it in a mixed cocktail, like an Emerald or Irish Martini.
Bite in the beginning and end. I could tases the hops but not much on pear.
A little on the bland side but has a decent taste with a clean finish.
Sweet. For those who like sweet Irish whiskey. Perfect mixer. Jameson and Ginger Ale anyone?
Hints of honey, vanilla and oak. Smooth with a quick finish. Good for sippin’ or mixin’...
Go to shot, not much for sipping
The go-to. Perfect as a mixer.
An absolute standard. Every home bar should have Jameson for shots, drinking neat, over ice, or creative drinks like pickle back shots. Almost no alcohol burn and a pleasant, slightly smoky finish with oak, cherry and vanilla.
Favorite everyday drinkable whiskey
It's a nice Irish Whiskey
A completely decent Whiskey for the price. You certainly get what you pay for, but at $15-20 a bottle you can’t do much better.
This is my personal whiskey baseline.
Nauseating when sipping, but good shooter and a homeland classic
Smooth and approachable.
It's not bad, just not my personal favorite.
Totally for mixing. Spoke with a bar tender from Ireland who said that this was not even a popular whiskey back in Ireland.
A great inexpensive everyday drink
A great "gateway" whiskey. I prefer it over Bushmills.
Jameson is a balanced Irish Whiskey that is affordable and a "go to" if your strapped on cash but still want to have some to drink.
This is my go to Whiskey.
Because it’s Jameson, that’s why.
A great everyday Irish whiskey!
It’s the high class of the low quality whiskeys. Good bang for your buck.
Sweet aged oak, very subtle almond legs with barely noticeable vanilla finish. Makes a great hot toddy----------------------------------------------------------------------------
( 4 tbags of Bombay chai , 4 tbags of vanilla chamomile, sugar to liking while tea is hot. Pour in cup, add Jameson a shot at a time until it has the warmth and love of that spiced cider grandma makes at Christmas.)
Smooth, tastes good
I got a lot of brown sugar and a little bit of apple.
It's great on the rocks. Very smooth
I enjoy this as my go to whiskey for shooting but its a little to heavy with an oily sweetness for me to enjoy this as a sipping whiskey.
Go to Irish whiskey. Always solid wither straight, on the rocks, or in a cocktail.
Love on the rocks nice smooth sipping whiskey
My go to, never fails whiskey
My go to! I may be Italian but this Irish nectar holds a warm place in my heart!
Always been my favorite. Smooth and tasty to drink on the rocks but also good to mix with a splash of ginger ale. Good go to for hardcore whiskey drinkers or somebody just getting into whiskey.
Loved it wonderful taste. Straight no chaser smooth
Very smooth and one of the easiest whiskey to drink. It’s my go to.
For me this whisky is filled with personal history, so I may have a soft spot for it, however I can't think of a better partner for Ginger Ale. In fact "Jamey and Ginger" is almost an entire chapter of my life at the local irish pub. Easy to find, always tasty, and often the smallest hit to your wallet when out on the town. What's not to love?
The classic Jameson is a great "ever day" whiskey to use for basic mixed drinks.
Like it , nice smooth overall taste
This is a standard go to Irish whiskey... Simple yet delicious and drinkable every day ...sláinte agad-sa
Tastes even better with a Montecristo
The most perfect drink on the rocks paired with a Romeo y Juliet
Good for the price level
Classic whiskey. Everyone knows about it.
Has been my basic whiskey of choice for years. Great taste and affordable. Perfect as a Jameson and ginger whenever I'm out.
My "go to" whiskey. Smooth and easy, good flavor, no after-shudder.
Jameson can be found at nearly every bar in the world—a true standby for the wayfaring whiskey lover. Friendly, but with an underrated spectrum of flavors that nurture my soul. A great way to introduce a skittish friend to the world of whiskey neat.
Stechende Nase voll reifer Früchte, wenig aufregende Zunge, intensiver etwas bitterer Nachgeschmack
7/18 - Wien
Standard for irish whiskies. Clean and due to their method of obtaining used bourbon barrels for aging - there are always slightly different notes to pick up on
Smooth for shooting.
Always smooth and easy going.
My favorite Irish Whiskey.