Irish winters can be harsh, and during our early years our unused barrels were left exposed to the elements in the courtyard of our distillery. Charring is an age-old method of invigorating barrels to intensify the taste. Jameson Black Barrel is a tribute to our coopers who double char our barrels to “bring the wood back to life. Our coopers would invigorate them by lowering a burning kindle into each cask, a process they called ‘bringing the wood back to life.’
Turns out every barrel contains secrets; the trick is coaxing them out.
The secret we learned was that whiskey that’s spent time in double charred barrels carries an untold richness and complexity.
Matured in a combination of American oak, sherry casks, and double charred bourbon barrels, Jameson Black Barrel is a traditional Irish blend of pot still and grain still whiskey
but includes an additional ‘small batch’ grain whiskey also.
- Tasting Notes
Nose - Time spent maturing in these barrels leads to intensified aromas of butterscotch, fudge and creamy toffee.
Taste -Nutty notes are in abundance alongside the smooth sweetness of spice and vanilla.
Finish - Enjoy the richness and intensity of toasted wood and vanilla.
International Wine & Spirts Competition 2021 – Spirits Gold Outstanding Award
International Spirits Challenge 2021 - Trophy Award
Classic Serve : JBBOld Fashioned
- 2 parts Jameson Black Barrel
- 0.75 Benedictine Liqueur
- 2 dashes of angostura bitters
- 2 dashes of orange bitters
- Orange peel to garnish
How to serve :
1. Fill a glass or jug with ice
2. Add ingredients
3. Stir until ice cold
4. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass
5. Garnish with orange zest and tip in the slice
Great for newbies to whisky like myself