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Jameson Crested A Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey

By Nino Marchetti / April 11, 2016

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Jameson Crested Ten is a popular, if obscure, Irish whiskey in the Irish Distillers’ portfolio seen as a significant step up from your garden variety Jameson. Now, according to WhiskyCast, it is getting a make over, being known henceforth as just Jameson Crested.

Jameson Crested is a triple-distilled Irish whiskey, bottled at 40% ABV, which “brings together rich pot still Irish whiskey and grain whiskey, matured in a high proportion of sherry casks, as well as bourbon barrels.”

Crested is said to be a “celebration of the first drops of whiskey that were bottled, sealed and labelled at the Bow Street Distillery in Dublin, marking the moment in time in 1963 when Jameson took full control of the whiskey making process, from grain to glass.” Up until that point, or so the story goes,

distillers – including the Jameson Distillery – sold barrels of whiskey to bonders to bottle themselves before selling on to Irish whiskey consumers. However, reports of a handful of whiskey bonders watering down their whiskey in the 1960s led Jameson to complete the process inside the distillery walls to protect the quality of the whiskey.

Current plans call for this whiskey to be distributed globally starting this month for around £30, or about $45 USD. What consumers get when the buy a bottle is a new design which is reflective of “the rich history of the brand,” including a tapered neck which allows the cork to be clearly seen.

“Jameson Crested has played a key role in the dynamic history of Jameson, and by bringing this expression to an international audience we aim to excite consumers the world over who are looking for Irish whiskeys rich in heritage and personality,” said Daniel Lundberg, Global Brand Director for Jameson, in a statement.

Limited tasting notes for this whiskey suggest “a nose of vivid sherry and pot still aromas, a palate of toasted wood, spice and chocolate, and a warm, lingering sherry finish.”


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