Jameson Irish 12 Year Whiskey Special Reserve - Originally known as 1780 (a reference to the year that Jameson was founded), this is a smooth, spicy 12 year old blended Irish whiskey with a good content of pure potstil.
The 1780, is like a friendly handshake welcoming you into the world of aged whiskeys. With its pot still whiskeys infused with sherry casks, it’s the best known and most popular of the aged Jameson whiskeys. Exuding great character, its complex yet superbly mellow flavours of toasted wood, spice and sherry and its exquisite taste are a celebration of the enduring heritage of great Jameson whiskeys which began in 1780.
Jameson 12 year old has a wonderful pot still character combined with the smoothness you would expect from Jameson. The pot still content on the standard Jameson ranges from 5-7 years old. With the 12 year old, the extra ageing adds considerable depth and complexity. A heavier style of pot still whiskey is used and a good proportion is aged in sherry casks (again a higher amount than the standard bottling). The result is a whiskey that bridges the gap between standard blends and the heavier single pot still whiskeys from Jameson.
This much loved version of Jameson has been discontinued and will be only available from time to time when we find sources of stock.
Nose: Warm, spicy, assertively complex.
Taste: Sherry richness, nutty flavour, mild woody undertones.
Finish: Rich and lasting.
2010 - Silver Medal Winner at the International Spirits Challenge
2009 - Gold Medal Winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition; Silver Medal Winner at the International Spirits Challenge