The Jameson Bow Street Cask Strength 18 Years Old: a first class dram ... it won't disappoint.
The Jameson Bow Street Cask Strength 18 Years Old is the first cask strength bottling from the Irish distillery. Distilled and matured at the Midleton Distillery, Co. Cork, Jameson Bow Street 18 Years Cask Strength now sits at the top of the range of the Jameson whiskey family. After spending 18 years in a collection of bourbon and sherry casks, the blend of pot still and grain Irish whiskeys has been married together and re-casked in first-fill ex-bourbon American oak barrels for a final six to 12 months in the Maturation House at the Jameson Distillery Bow Street, Dublin (hence the name). This expression is non-chill filtered, bottled at 55.3% ABV and contains artificial colouring. The average price for this bottle is around $170.
On the nose: toffee and caramel, vanilla, old wood, sandalwood, prunes, old leather and subtle notes of sherry.
On the palate: sweet milk chocolate, caramel, butterscotch, leather, ripe berries and herbs.
Finish: long, sweet and spicy. Oak tannins, vanilla and mixed berry jam.
Overall: A superb (but expensive) blended whisky from Jameson.