Jameson
Added on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 12:29 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Irish
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Blend
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Ireland
  Price: $22 Availability: Wide
Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 

I always enjoy a glass of this on the rocks at a "bar bar," but given a wider choice of Irish I'll go with something else... of course, this isn't meant to be top-of-the-line so that's not a fair thing to say. Anyhow, see notes below, but I enjoy it now (bottling ~2011) a smidge less than I once did.  C+

 

This stuff has a great nose for something so inexpensive -- yeah, the alcohol is there, and it's a lighter nose, but there's bright fruity stuff, floral wisps, and definitely cinnamon and clove.  That all factors into the watery-feeling palate pretty much the same way -- fruity and moderately sweet, with tea and malt.  In the finish caramel and spice emerge -- cinnamon -- and that's definitely accompanied by the rough edges of alcohol-y stuff.  Nothing here is close to mind-blowing, but overall I gotta say that Jameson is decently-good stuff at a great price.  (Bottling ~2008) B-

Dave
 
Far be it for me to disagree but the while the nose is interesting, the palate drops off into young spirity Irish sweet grass and alfalfa fields.  Too floral and grainy for me.
Tim
 

N: Thin and piney with a bit of acetone up front. A bit of honey but it's overrun by the pine-sol vibe. A little grassy and grainy. 

 

P: Very thin on the palate; slightly bitter and sour. Lightly honeyed, the pine and resin notes are quite strong. Gentle heat throughout. 
 
F: Short finish, a bit of cinnamon and vanilla. The grassy and piney notes are still present; it's lightly grainy. Relatively quick finish. 
 
The finish resolves to a reasonably OK sweetness, but that harsh piney resinous note up front is hard for me to overcome. That note also takes a bit of woodiness and almost gets medicinal for me. Ice and/or water focuses the palate even tighter on the piney and resin  nnotes. This one is not for me - too much wincing, grimacing and shuddering like I was drinking rotgut in a bad western.
 
Even sucks in a hot toddy.  
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