This week on MDM we were able to sample and review the Jameson Black Barrel Select Reserve whiskey. Compared to the regular Jameson Whiskey you see packed on the liquor store shelves this was a very nice change from the norm. How did it fair? Watch the review!
Jameson is a blended Irish whiskey produced by the Irish Distillers subsidiary of Pernod Ricard.
The company was established in 1780 when John Jameson established the Bow Street Distillery in Dublin. Jameson was Scottish, a lawyer from Alloa who had married Margaret Haig, a sister of the brothers who founded the main Haig firms, and related to the Steins, a Scottish distilling family with interests in Dublin. Portraits of John and Margaret Jameson by Sir Henry Raeburn are in the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland.
Originally one of the six main Dublin Whiskeys, Jameson is now distilled in Cork. In 2013, annual sales topped 4 million cases (48 million bottles). Jameson is by far the best selling Irish whiskey in the world, as it has been sold internationally since the early 19th century when both John Jameson and his son (also named John) were producing more than a million gallons annually. – Via Wikipedia