Jameson 18 Year Old Bow Street Cask Strength was launched earlier this year to much excitement; this whiskey is a rare release and is bottled only once per year, at cask strength. It is a unique blend of rare pot still and grain Irish whiskeys produced at the Midleton distillery. These whiskey’s were aged in a mix of sherry and bourbon barrels. They were married in the Midleton distillery in county cork before their final finishing of at least 6 months in fresh Bourbon barrels at the Jameson Distillery Bow Street in Dublin.
The nose on this cask strength Jameson is sublime. Lemon, limes and orange bitters pop immediately. Followed directly with the wonderful aromas of the cask, add a touch of spiced toffee for intrigue.
The palate is layered with a youthful tone to it. It is smooth with notes of orange peel, leather and vanilla. There is also a flicker of elderflower and toffee which mingle with the nutty tones in this whiskey.
It is a quality whiskey, well balanced with a long length. The Jameson 18 Year Old Bow Street Cask Strength it is a true beauty.
The nose is rich in pot still elements and filled with dark, antique oak which Melting butter and soft toffee pennies slowly build over. Prickles of subtle sherry spice emerge among a slight grassiness, plum compote and a touch of bitter herbs.
A thick, gooey blend of Galaxy Caramel, treacle and butterscotch retain a deep and luscious sweetness against more oak and a hint of leather. Bramble berries and black cherry rolling tobacco add depth among drying coriander spice.
The oak influence remains among rich vanilla pod earthiness and a hint of strawberry jam in a long, composed finish.
Where to Drink: Jameson 18 Year Old Bow Street Cask Strength
The Jameson Distillery on Bow Street of course where It was re-casked in first-fill ex-bourbon American oak barrels for a final six to 12 months at the Jameson Distillery Bow Street in Dublin. Only 84 casks can be stored there at any one time, so this edition is truly small batch.
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