New Jameson Irish Whiskey Variant Adds Third Cask Type To Mix - The Whiskey Wash

New Jameson Irish Whiskey Variant Adds Third Cask Type To Mix

By Nino Marchetti / July 17, 2019

Fans of Jameson Irish Whiskey generally know that this well loved brand is triple distilled and blended from a combination of whiskies drawn from ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. Those that make this whiskey are now looking to shake things up a bit with the introduction of a third cask type into the maturation process.

The new Jameson Triple Triple, according to those behind it, has been triple distilled and blended from a combination of ex-bourbon and sherry casks with the addition of hand-selected casks that have been seasoned with fortified wine from Malaga. The Malaga cask contribution is said to add “notes of citrus, orchard fruits and spice resulting in a whiskey that has a subtle sweetness and an extra drop of smoothness.”

“At Jameson, we’ve known that good things come in threes ever since John Jameson set up his distillery on Bow Street in Dublin and introduced the world to triple-distilled Jameson Irish Whiskey,” said Billy Leighton, Master Blender at Midleton Distillery, in a prepared statement. “Jameson Triple Triple is no exception to this rule. Our single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys have been further enhanced through triple cask maturation to create an exciting new taste experience.”

Jameson Triple Triple

Jameson Triple Triple (image via Jameson)

As it stands now plans call for this whiskey, bottled at 40% ABV, to be available in global travel retail in a 1-liter bottle for €32 (around $36 USD). You’ll find official tasting notes for it below for your consideration.

  • Nose: Initial fruit notes of sweet pear that develop into zesty citrus peel with some dark fruits in the background. The American oak adds a rich wood spice contribution along with sweet notes of vanilla, chocolate and toasted oak. Hints of cinnamon and clove delicately work in balance with the sweet Malaga wine cask influence.
  • Taste: Luscious, with sweet orchard fruits and light hints of blackcurrants, plums and raisins. The spices slowly build adding depth with hints of clove and black pepper, layered over the oak tannins adding dark chocolate and liquorice.
  • Finish: Lingering, with the spices slowly fading to reveal the fruits and oak.