How many Jameson masters does it take to make a bottle of Rarest Vintage Reserve? All of them. Crafted from our vintage reserve oldest and rarest whiskeys, this collaborative, handcrafted effort is a triumph of Irish whiskey. A combination of meticulously chosen grain whiskey and port pipe-matured pot still whiskey, Rarest Vintage Reserve carries a mellow, delicate sweetness. We’re not alone in singing this whiskey’s praises; it won double gold at the 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and was named “Irish Whiskey of the Year” on two occasions by Malt Advocate magazine.
Nose: A real full bodied aroma. Initially sweet with ripe fruit notes of melon, bananas and dark fleshy plums. The unmistakable pot still spicy character combines to give hints of treacle, cinnamon and liquorice.Taste: Mellow sweetness and toasted wood are complemented by fruit richness, characteristic of the port casks. A touch of creamy dairy fudge and dark chocolate add to the complexity.
Finish: A tantalisingly long finish which covers the spectrum from the sweetness of fruit, through the spices, to the unmistakable note of the barley where it all began.