My 3rd Irish whiskey – Jameson Select Reserve Small Batch

Jameson Select Reserve Small Batch whiskey is fantastic.jameson select reserve 3

The best yet of the Irish whiskeys I’ve added to the collection.  Whatever the Hurling equivalent is of a home run, Jameson Small Batch is it.

2014 World Whiskey Awards – Best Irish Blend gold-2014

The Master of Malt says….  “A super release from Jameson, with a high proportion of Irish pot still whiskey as well as small batch grain. The result is an increased body and level of richness when compared to the core expression. It’s also aged in a lot of first fill bourbon and sherry casks. Well worth a look…”

Nose: Rich and fruity with notes of tropical fruits, coconut, nectarines in yoghurt, guava and a thick core of sweet cereals.

Palate: Thick and full on the palate, with an intense, unctuous creaminess, alongside dates, walnuts and peels. Good peach and coconut notes, and a little cinnamon.

Finish: Long finish, and very fruity with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg and hints of potpourri.

From the Whiskey Reviewer….  “Introduced in 2010, Jameson Select Reserve Small Batch is a blend. About 3/4s is 12 year old, pot still Irish whiskey, and the remainder is 5 year old grain whiskey. The latter whiskey is made for only a few days of the year and not used in any other Jameson label, giving the blend its small batch and select reserve designations. The contributing whiskeys are matured either in toasted sherry casks or charred bourbon barrels.”

Price at NBLCC = $49.99 CDN.


Golf Beer Brewing Co.

Freddie Jacobson, Graeme McDowell and Keegan Bradley have launched a new line of craft beers under the company name Golf Beer Brewing Co.  Golf Beer is brewed at Brew Hub in Lakeland, Florida, which is along Interstate 4 between Orlando and Tampa.  Golf Beer initially will be available at select golf courses, restaurants and country clubs throughout the state of Florida, with extension into sports bars and retail stores within the first year.  So who is going to Florida this winter and will give these beers a try?

The story behind Golf Beer…

“Freddie Jacobson was first introduced to the idea of brewing a beer after a conversation he had with a friend and business associate. Freddie immediately jumped at the opportunity to combine three of his passions: golf, beer and building a business. After doing research and assembling a team of brewing experts, he reached out to fellow professional golfers Keegan Bradley and Graeme McDowell to join him in this venture. Not only do Keegan and Graeme share Freddie’s love of great beer, they also have an interest in building businesses and careers which transcend the golf course. Together the three created refreshing and drinkable craft beers you can enjoy, whether you are on the course, at the 19th hole with friends, or at home watching a tournament on television. Cheers!”


Golf Beer Brewing Co. from Indie Atlantic Films on Vimeo.