Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Review: Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel Irish Whisky

Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel ($40) I find this iteration of Jameson Irish Whisky pretty impressive, and considerably more complex than Jameson's standard offering. It has a bit more spice and toast on the nose and deep apricot and peach fruit in the middle as well as the glycerin-rich mouthfeel that Jameson always displays. It would make a nice gift for a Jameson drinker. I like it neat, but Jameson offers this cocktail recipe:

The Jameson Black Barrel Old Fashioned:
2 parts Jameson Black Barrel Irish Whiskey
¾ part Benedictine
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 dashes Orange Bitters
Combine ingredients into a mixing glass, add ice and stir until ice cold. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with an orange slice.

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