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Jameson Bow Street 18 Year Old Cask Strength Blended Irish Whiskey (700ml)

IRELAND
$380. 00 Bottle
$4560.00 Dozen
ABV: 55.3%

Launched in 2018 and bottled once per year, this unusual blend of pot still and grain whiskeys is released at cask strength after eighteen years in both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks at the Midleton distillery in Cork. It's re-casked in first-fill ex-bourbon American oak barrels for a final six to twelve months at the Jameson Distillery in Bow Street, Dublin. Both quality and presentation-wise, it's another high point in the Jameson stable: The bottle has eighteen facets, one for each year of maturation and comes in a wooden presentation box that references the traditional pot stills used in distillation. Non chill filtered.

Other reviews... [Batch 2 tasted] Finished in fresh bourbon casks at Bow St. Distillery, Dublin, this batch has a greater intensity than the first. Baked lemon, vanilla toffee, ground ginger, and snuff. Warm and fruity, with sweet toffee notes, the ginger root leads a high-intensity spice assault, though the reassuring indulgence of the rich toffee never deserts you. Dried banana, herbal notes, and lemongrass outline the finish.
93 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Jonny McCormick (Summer 2019)

...Few whiskies have such a wide flavour register between tooth-decayingly sweet and puckeringly dry.
88.5 points - Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2020

...This rich & layered blended Irish Whiskey objectively over-delivers for the category.
96 points Platinum Medal / Superlative - tastings.com