Review No.7. Jameson

Jameson is probably the most recognised brand of Irish whisky worldwide.  This is the entry bottle to their range and I would recommend you explore their range further even if you are not a fan of this one.  Available at all major supermarkets in the UK and occasionally marked down on offer.


Whisky: Jameson Blended Irish Whisky, 40% vol.

Nose: Light and floral with hints of toffee and caramel.  Some dark fruits and nuts

Taste: Fruity and floral, vanilla, fruit salad sweets, some spice…maybe a hint of cinnamon, oak

Finish: Short but some light fruity notes linger a bit with oak influence at the end

Score: 3

Summary: This use to be a favourite go to of mine before I began my whisky journey.  The overall fruity and floral profile makes this a very approachable whisky.  This is a glimpse of what the rest of their range and Irish whisky in general has to offer. A good all rounder, neat or mixed.  It is not going to excite your taste buds but it is dependable, versatile, available and reasonably priced.


Scoring scale: My scores reflect a balance of the overall experience, availability and cost for a whisky,

1 – not to my preference

2 – tastes fine but does not excite me

3 – more to my liking and would revisit occasionally

4 – very much to my liking and would consider as a regular feature on my whisky shelf

5 – permanent feature on my whisky shelf


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One Comment

  • Toby Field

    This is my current favourite Irish whiskey. I love the sweet creamy vanilla toffee taste and could happily sip on this forever. However, it gets totally lost when mixed in a cocktail as it has no stand out features. It’s so smooth that it outshines all the other entry-level Irish whiskies. Definitely a 5 for me.