Liquid Gold Award - 2014
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
Irish Blend of the Year - 2014
Irish Whiskey - Blended - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Irish Blend of the Year - 2013
Irish Blended – Premium - 2013
The Irish Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Blended Irish Whiskey - 2013
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
What's in a name? Jameson Irish Whiskey is called whiskey because it's produced in Ireland. Were it from Scotland it would be spelled Jameson Irish Whisky, rather than whiskey.
The nose is full and floral with a smooth sweetness. Marmalade and fudge, Madeira and a little cut grass note. The palate is thick and of good body with notes of orchard fruits, both fresh and cooked with a little vanilla cream. The finish is of medium-length with spice and honey.
This is my favorite whiskey for making whiskey sours, especially when making them with scratch as opposed to using syrupy sour mixes. It's so smooth, it's easy to just sit back and sip at the end of a long day.
P.S.-For a really good and simple whiskey sour-use an old-fashioned glass: add one shot of Jameson, one shot of Rose's sweetened lime juice, 1 shot of pineapple juice, and then top with orange juice (I use Simply Orange).
3rd October 2014
This is the number 1 whiskey brand in the world. You can never get better
10th August 2014
Jameson's was the first whisky I ever tasted, and it remained a reference of mine for years. But back then, whisky was something you were served in a shot glass, and tossed back - and Jameson's is the perfect drop for that kind of consumption.
But for the past several years, I've opened my palate up rather drastically, and thanks to the influence of Islay single-malts, have been truly education about the range of flavors a whisky can offer.
So, in retrospect, I decided to revisit this old friend - and much like the wisdom goes...you can never go home again.
Nose - it makes you WORK for it. Light, with a hint of fruit and honey. But without a proper glen cairn or a snifter, I can see that it would be almost impossible to detect anything at all.
Palate - Jameson's delivers on the promise it made with that light nose. There's sweetness, but also a surprising amount of wood that delivers the illusion that some astringent heat may also come along for the ride. However, it never does.
Finish - I'm prompted to ask..."What finish?" It's almost as if I hadn't drunk anything at all. This whisky sits so lightly on the tongue that it leaves little, if anything behind as an impression.
Overall - I'd rank Jameson's as a summertime sipper. It's lightness makes it fit well during a late afternoon/evening session on the porch with an old friend or two. But it's not what I'd call a very memorable whisky at all.
30th July 2014
It may not be a classic sipping Wiskey but it is a very pleasing drinking Wiskey. Jameson with a splash of water makes a wonderful pick me up after a long hard day at work and all at a realistic cost. Go for a hearty malt when time allows by all means but if you just want to chill with a glass that can be refilled at a reasonable cost, this is the one to go for. Superb.
16th April 2014
not bad for the price, given the fact it's a blended grain even better.... unfortunately it can't compare to an islay malt, my whiskey style of choice. perhaps an unfair comparison, i will say jameson is not an unagreable taste - fudge and vanilla, spice and honey, and the best non single malt i have tried, a sweet dram
27th March 2014
I have an older bottle and did a comparison with the newer one. The labeling is different and it states made from malted and unmalted barley. The newer is a bit darker and has a more Scotch like taste. It's good, but I prefer the older, more mellow one.
17th March 2014
I think some reviewers have been a little confused. This is one of the cheapest commercially available whiskies, so let's not compare it with single malts. As a blended, readily available whisky it's lovely stuff. I'm having one now. Far too easy to drink though....
15th March 2014
I've been getting a very peculiar metallic note from the nose of this, slightly coppery, so unusual that it makes it unpleasant. The palate is satisfactory enough I suppose but nothing to write home about. I much prefer The Wild Geese classic blend over this but they are the only two Irish whiskies I have tried thus far. Good for a booze up but I'm struggling to enjoy it on its own merit.
22nd February 2014
Jamesons was my go-to whiskey for more years than I care to remember, and I shudder to think how many bottles have been poured down my throat - for the price its hard to think of any better, but I rarely drink it any more as ive moved onto better and more varied varieties, usually at over twice the price I have to say, so it saddens me a tad but the above review 'nothing special' is spot on the money, it just took me a long time to realise it.
7th February 2014
to be honest - If you try other mature (especially Scotch) whiskeys, you will find out how weak Jameson is. No odor, no aftertaste.. Just an ordinary buzz to get drunk with. Good though for mixing with cola.
31st January 2014
It's not a single malt whiskey as you can see in details on this site. Not bad for a blended whisky.
12th December 2013
great whiskey for luv it
5th December 2013
Yeah, this and Bush are the main over the counter staples that I'd favour. This maybe edges Bush a little bit... but still falls short of the some of the finest Irish whiskeys (see Black Bush, Redbreast and Green Spot for step up). Jason Breen
1st November 2013
Not so good that it matters
15th September 2013
Jameson is certainly a good blended whiskey; the finest of the more commercial Irish whiskies in my opinion. The nose is freshly floral and herby overall with flashes of treacle cake and sherry. It's honey-sweet, creamy with a pleasantly syrupy mouthfeel. It goes down (too) easy and remains for a (disappointingly) very brief time with not much to contemplate over.
Blended whiskies are blended whiskies; you won't find explosions of different flavours very often and they're designed to be easy-drinking, middle-of-the-road drinks and Jameson is a particularly enjoyable example of this. Largely inoffensive and quite vanilla (in both senses of the word!) in general, this would be a great introduction for a newcomer to the world of whisk(e)y. I'm always more than happy to have a bottle of Jameson on my shelf when I find I need a break from the more complex, sensation-overload single malts. Worth a try.
6th August 2013
It's good for mixing 7 and 7's and has a smooth flavor, gives a bit of a hangover if consumed too much which kills it for me. For this price range I prefer Paddy.
17th May 2013
While the nose certainly gives a sense of life and body to the whiskey experience, the palette flags in terms of intensity and showmanship. The balance is relatively good, blending subtle hints of menthol with sherry, pear, and apple; and what it lacks in complexity it gives in pure refreshment. Overall, this is a multipurpose whiskey: carefree, unchallenging, flavoursome. Great for mixing with other drinks.
16th May 2013
As a Scot, I know my whiskies. This is up there with the best, better than any blend out there by some distance. It has a nice sweet, almost caramel, taste. Exceptional.
6th May 2013
Smooth, easy drinking, good but short hit of tingle/smoke to it. It's good flavour but just not that much of it. Highly recommended to anyone who hasn't tried whiskey before. Comes in 200ML bottles where I am in Canada which I think is a big plus.
I give 79/100, alot based on it's easy nature and price.
12th March 2013
Do i get a free hat if i buy this for St Paddys day?
5th March 2013
All I seen was "This made me realize im an abstinence kind of guy afterall. Sex feels good but that's where it ends."
25th January 2013
This made me realize im a scotch single malt drinker afterall. Jameson tastes good but thats about where it ends.
13th January 2013
Wanted to dislike this Whiskey, initially it was a tad disappointing but it benefitted from mellowing out in the glass. Still not my favourite Whiskey but annoyingly good. I am a Bushmills man at heart and resent the cult status Jameson has- but it is a bit deserving of it!
24th December 2012
Better than scotch. Better than bourban
15th September 2012
He'll give you the three meat treat
17th August 2012
Starz are HOT!
I'd givez dis whiskey 10 million stars if I could, but then I'd burnses my handz!
I is been so drunks offa dis I just wants me sum more!
Seriously, where is the taste, the texture, the class, the after taste, the 'wow' factor? This is a great whiskey for those in the novice class. If you like this, you need to dip your toe in the water a little further - please.
26th May 2012
Last review is part of this review. Jameson is all I will drink. Jameson is #1 In my book.
26th April 2012
MId level cost. Love it. Very affordable and love the smoothe taste. I drink sipping Whiskey on the rocks. Who needs all the fillers! Jameson is the best by far that I can afford and I love! I am well aware that there may be more out there that don't comepare but for an average Joe like me Jameson is the best!
This has all the character and beauty of an Irish whisky that really shows that Ireland can do it just as well. Smoothness, sweetness, subtle oaking and malts that only the best master blenders can create. One of the greatest blends around. And it costs smeg-all.
31st January 2012
Best choice for sweet whisky lovers.
7th January 2012
A very good blended whiskey suitable for any occasion
31st October 2011
I started out as a huge Jameson fan. But learning about and trying other whiskys showed me how mediocre Jameson is. Not much depth to the flavors. Very simple though smooth. Definitely a good place for beginners.
28th October 2011
We've been drinking Jamesons for many years, tried many other whiskey's, but no others come close... It's the finest!!!
24th May 2011
i tried last week BUSHMILLS but ... i don't know if i'm right but it was too sweet for me...but JAMESON is AMAZING...THE BEST FOR ME:)
20th December 2010
Best blended whiskey in the world. No question.
5th December 2010
Smooth smooth smooth.My fave Irish whiskey.
7th October 2009