All component Whiskeys in the magnificent Reserve are of an advanced age and contribute an immense collage of flavours to impart from their time in wood. The pick of older grain Whiskeys are brought together with some rare and charismatic pot still Whiskeys which have been matured in hand picked second fill bourbon oak casks. These are carefully married with a rare pot still Whiskey which has been aged to a fantastic mellow sweetness in specially commissioned port pipes. This resplendent union achieves a glorious, fruit rich character.
The godfather of Jameson's family of Whiskeys, Rarest Vintage Reserve is a profound expression of maturing rare pot still Whiskey in traditional fortified wine casks, a triumph of the collaboration between the Jameson Masters, devotees to each individual artisan's respective crafts, their skill and artistry has been richly rewarded
A true full bodied aroma. Initially sweet with ripe fruit notes of melon, bananas and dark fleshy plums. The unmistakable pot still spicy character combines to give hints of treacle, cinnamon and liquorice. A mouthful of flavours. Mellow sweetness and toasted wood are complemented by fruit richness characteristic of the port casks. A touch of creamy dairy fudge and dark chocolate add to the complexity. A tantalisingly long finish which covers the spectrum from the sweetness of fruit, through the spices to the unmistakable note of barley, where it all began