I'm not the biggest fan of Irish whiskey. I often find them a little too austere, bordering on tasteless. Picked this Jameson up on clearance.
On the nose it is mellow, balanced, and inviting. Sweet and woody with creamy caramel, oak char, and a fudgy chocolate note. Very nice so far.
Smooth and light on the palate, with that metallic bite typical of triple-distilled Irish. A hint of apricot, followed by lots of tingling spices. Some bitterness at the back of the tongue. Pretty typical of an Irish blend, but punchier.
The finish has tinned peaches. A little sweet, and a little bitter. Balance-wise I find this a bit front-loaded as young whiskies sometimes are, with the nose and palate entry coming on strong while the finish is a little weak. So it loses a few marks there, but nevertheless it is a peasant enough whiskey which is worth checking out when discounted, though I'm not sure I would pay full price for it.