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Jameson 12 Year Old Special Reserve

A Sippable Blended Irish

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@VictorReview by @Victor

9th Mar 2011


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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Nose: sweet and oaky, of a moderate intensity, some honey, caramel,and maple

Taste: excellent combination of barley and barley-malt flavours with good wood flavours of caramel, vanilla, honey, some spice and a little maple sugar

Finish: the grain flavours leave early, but the wood flavours and sweetness last a moderate time

Balance: the wood has added a very great deal here to the grain package, tasting almost bourbon-like. The flavours are very pleasant and work well together. This is much more refined than the basic Jameson, and in my judgment a very sippable blended whiskey

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drinix commented

Jameson 12 is the latest addition to my cabinet and I opened it yesterday. My first encounter with this blend was a couple of months ago and I remember being very impressed at the time. Well, if possible I'm even more delighted by this baby since yesterday. If I'm not mistaken this is a blend of grains and pure pot still whiskey. As highlighted in this review, this whisky is quite sugary but bearing also a very refined spiciness. When @Victor writes "... Tasting almost bourbon-like" I think he is really spot on. I would go so far as to add, that this whiskey shows a lot of characteristics of bourbon, but in a subdued and understated manner. Needless to say a great bang for you buck and a whiskey to offer to all blend detractors.

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