Midleton (1975-) Jameson Single Pot Still 46% NV

€ 43,78 (ex Vat)
52,97 (in Vat)
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Distillery Midleton (1975-)
Bottler OB
Serie Single Pot Still
Bottled for
Distilled date Not Specified
Bottling date Not Specified
Country Ireland
Region Ireland
Age
Cask Type Irish, Europa, American virgin oak cask ,refill Bourbon barrels and sherry casks.
Cask Number
Alcohol percentage 46
Volume 0,70
Condition Perfect
Label Perfect
Stock 4

Professional reviews

BOW (85)

In the realm of Irish whiskey, the resurgence of a single pot still expression from Jameson is a momentous occasion. The Jameson Single Pot Still 46% is a testament to the golden era of Irish whiskey, where enthusiasts can once again savor the distinctive character of a single pot still dram. Distilled at the renowned Midleton Distillery since 1975, this whiskey has been meticulously matured in a diverse array of casks, including Irish oak, Europa, American virgin oak, refill Bourbon barrels, and sherry casks, creating what is aptly named the Five Oak Release.

The sheer existence of such a whiskey warrants commendation, earning it a well-deserved 90 points for the simple joy of having this elixir in one's glass. Priced at a relatively modest 60 euros (by Irish standards), it offers a rare and affordable indulgence into the world of carefully crafted Irish single pot still expressions.

The Five Oak Release boasts a unique combination of ex-bourbon, ex-sherry, and virgin oak casks. The influence of the virgin oak is subtly discernible, contributing to a deviation from the typical creamy texture associated with single pot still whiskies. The marriage of relatively young whiskeys, at least four years old, as noted in the Irish Whiskey Magazine, adds a vibrant and spirited element to this release.

Upon nosing, the whiskey unfolds a delightful array of scents. Fudge and toffee dominate initially, accompanied by caramel and the enticing spice of dark honey. While the typical pot still character takes its time to emerge, the patient imbiber is rewarded with notes of cardamom, cumin, nutmeg, and pepper. The aroma journey continues with the unveiling of crushed kiwis, gooseberries, and the freshly peeled green bark of a young branch, adding layers of complexity to the olfactory experience.

The 46% ABV delivers a strong presence on the palate. From the onset, a medley of spices captivates the taste buds, with black pepper and nutmeg at the forefront. Cinnamon and coriander make their presence known, while tangerines, orange peel, and dry wood create a harmonious balance. Dark chocolate, cold coffee, and gingerbread add depth, yet the anticipation for creaminess remains unfulfilled. Instead, the journey remains distinctly dry and spicy, with the fruit notes providing nuanced accents.

The finish, while almost medium in length, allows the fruit notes to edge up even more. Despite this, the dry and spicy nuances persist, showcasing the whiskey's character. The Five Oak Release concludes with finesse, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

In conclusion, the Jameson Single Pot Still 46% stands as a commendable addition to the Irish whiskey landscape. Despite its youthful exuberance, it manages to captivate with its intricate flavor profile, offering enthusiasts a delightful journey through the realms of spice, fruit, and oak. Affordable and approachable, this release from Jameson invites both novices and connoisseurs to partake in the revival of Irish single pot still excellence.


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