Black Barrel is a triple distilled blend of rich pot still and grain whiskey that is matured in a mixture of sherry casks and bourbon barrels. However, unlike the rest of our range, the bourbon barrels undergo an additional charring. It is a slow painstaking process, but we hope you will agree that it is worth the extra effort.
Black Barrel delivers the signature smoothness of Jameson Original, with enhanced spice, nutty notes, vanilla sweetness and sherry fruit. One of the best noses in the business, Billy (Head Blender in Midleton) picks out butterscotch and creamy, toffee fudge from the grain whiskey, peppery notes from the pot still whiskey, and ripe succulent fruits like nectarines, apricot and ripe apples from the sherry casks. Billy describes the flavour as intense and enhanced; the grain whiskey in specially flame charred bourbon barrels delivers more concentrated spice, nutty notes and vanilla sweetness, while the pot still whiskey in sherry casks adds sherry fruit flavours. An enhanced finish, reflecting all the components of Jameson Original, smooth and mellow with an intense and rich finish.
ABV (%) : 40