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.
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.