An Irish whiskey… it has been a while. And by coincidence I got the chance to try to similar bottles of Jameson, albeit from different decades. One from the 1980s and an oldie from the 1970s. Let me start with the 80’s bottling.
The nose shows a fresh flowery side with loads of flowers, rose water and heather. Fruit-wise I get baked appled, pears and dades. There are some clear sherry influences here, but also something metallic.
It is round and creamy, tasteful on caramel and yellow fruit (the sherry influence is even more clear than on the nose) and quite spicy. Liquorice, cloves, nutmeg. Quite nice!
The finish is medium long, becomes very sweet and even offers a trace of woodsmoke.
Well, that was much better than I expected.