Jameson has unveiled a new limited-edition whiskey, Jameson Black Barrel Proof.
Jameson Black Barrel Proof is made from pot still and grain whiskey matured in a combination of American oak, sherry casks, and double charred ex-bourbon barrels to give “an even deeper flavor experience,” says the brand. Bottled at 50% ABV without chill filtration, this is a rich, smooth Irish whiskey that showcases the benefit that barrel charring can add.
“Jameson Black Barrel is a triple distilled blend of our small batch grain and traditional single pot still Irish whiskey and boasts a robust spiciness, with flavours of butterscotch and fudge,” says Irish Distillers’ Master Distiller Kevin O’Gorman. “Paying tribute to the cooper’s skill, maturing a portion of our whiskey in double charred barrels brings out sweet and spicy characteristics in abundance as it penetrates deeper into the charred oak.
“Like every family, Jameson is made up of individual characters with their own distinct personalities. Bottling Jameson Black Barrel at a higher strength is a great way to accentuate the already beloved characteristics of this unique whiskey to create a totally new experience for whiskey enthusiasts.
“So, if a full strength whiskey that’s bursting with aromas of toffee and fudge, complemented by a spicy character and a rich vanilla finish, sounds like it’s for you – or maybe even for someone you know – then you’ll find that Black Barrel Proof is a great addition to the Jameson family this Christmas. Slainte!”
On the nose, the whiskey offers butterscotch sweetness and creamy, toffee, fudge aromas. The palate features a rich smooth taste with a deep intensity and dialled up spicy notes, complemented by vanilla sweetness. The smooth and rich finish offers a hint of vanilla that lingers on the palate.
The limited-edition release of Jameson Black Barrel Proof will be priced at €60 per bottle and will be available online at Jameson’s official website and via select outlets in Ireland and at Dublin Airport beginning in early November.
In August, Jameson unveiled a new flavored Irish whiskey, Jameson Orange. The new offering from the Irish Distillers brand was inspired by the Old Fashioned cocktail.