Jameson Irish Whiskey
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
90–95 pts.Wine Enthusiast: December 31, 2008
Opening aroma is smoked, waxy, nutty and intensely grainy; aeration adds a buttery succulence and a fruity ripeness. Entry is toffee-like, grainy sweet and honeyed; the midpalate stage is all butter, cream, smoked trout, rousted nuts, bacon fat, bacon rind and spice. Delightful finish is potent, grainy and honeyed.
87 pts.Wine Enthusiast: May, 1997
Rich gold luster. Medium-bodied. Honey, candied pecans, brown spice. Attractive caramel aromas reveal a sweetness up front. Rounded mouthfeel with a lingering spiced honey-note through the finish give this an effortlessly drinkable appeal.
85–89 pts.Wine Enthusiast: December 1, 2008
The bouquet features charred paper smells of toasted walnuts, roasted chestnuts, paraffin, cardboard, parchment, dry grain and herbs. Entry is grainy sweet and moderately oily; the midpalate stage is loaded with grainy breakfast cereal flavors and, at times, even comes off like oatmeal. Ends well on an oily, satiny note.
83 pts. The Underground Wine Journal: March 1, 2001
Light amber gold appearance. the nose is simple and refreshing with aromas of musk, cinnamon, spice, brown sugar and a slight citrus note. Smooth and pleasing flavors of spice, brown sugar, orange/lemon citrus and caramel with a dry wood and spice finish. Subtle overall character.
Quarterly Review of Wines: ,
Jameson has floral, sweet notes with hints of hazelnut and a distinct oaky component. Mellow, balanced flavors are complemented by hints of caramel sweetness in the finish.
Whiskey Lover’s Diary: ,
Toasted wood comes forward in the nose with accents of sweet Sherry. The flavor is rounded and smooth with additional spicy, toasted wood and a lingering crispness.
Santé: March, 2007
A smooth, delicate malt with subtle notes of vanilla, grain, and just a hint of ginger beer; easy drinking.
Wine Enthusiast: March, 2001
Light to medium amber. the nose emits an unnerving bit of nail polish remover in the first nosing pass to the point where I changed glasses; pouring anew; with aeration, the ethyl acetate quality blew off, leaving behind a crisp, tart, baked apple aroma that was shadowed by a vegetal quality. In the mouth, Jameson shows its best face as clean, tart, edged flavors of oak, vanilla extract, red apple and grain combine for a very pleasant, straightforward taste experience. The aftertaste is semisweet, medium-long and almost caramel-like. the taste and the finish were sound enough to pull it through to recommended territory.
Market Watch: January 1, 1997
Intensely sweet bouquet; creamy mouth feel with strong, brash, big-roasted flavors of caramel-covered apples; long, roasty finish.
F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal: December 1, 2007
Amber/honey color; flawless clarity. Owns a similar opening aroma to its no-age-statement sibling, in that, it’s smoked, oily/waxy, nutty, and intensely grainy; aeration adds a buttery succulence and a fruity ripeness that wasn’t in the opening whiffs. Entry is toffee-like, grainy sweet, and honeyed; the midpalate stage is all butter, cream, smoked trout, roasted nuts, bacon fat, bacon rind, and spice. Concludes in a potent, grainy, and honeyed manner that’s wonderfully fulfilling. A terrific whiskey from A to Z.