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12th August, 2019 by Nicola Carruthers

Jameson Bow Street 18 Years Cask Strength (Batch 2)

Price: €240 (US$270.54)

A Master was bestowed upon ultra‐premium Jameson Bow Street 18 Years Cask Strength (Batch 2) in the Blended – Ultra Premium round.

The judges described the whiskey as being “all dried flowers on the nose” leading to “beautiful fruitiness” on the palate.

Launched in February this year, the 55.1% abv whiskey is a combination of three components that have been distilled and aged at Jameson’s Midleton Distillery in County Cork: a pot still whiskey filled into second-fill ex-Bourbon casks in 1999; a pot still whiskey distilled in 1997 and filled into Bourbon casks, before moving into first-fill Sherry casks in 2006; and a grain whiskey from 1999 that has aged in first-fill ex-Bourbon casks.

These whiskeys are then married together and filled into first-fill ex-Bourbon casks, which are left to mature at visitor centre Jameson Distillery Bow Street for a final six to 12 months.

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