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What's the % of malt in Jameson 12 year old ?

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What's the % of malt in Jameson 12 year old ?

Postby marom007 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:34 pm

Hi,

I'm trying to compare several brands of premium Irish Whiskeys, but couldn't find this info anywhere.

do you know what's the percentage of malt in Jameson 12 year old? (one of my favorites, no doubt there)

Thanks!
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Postby Aidan » Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:13 pm

It's very hard to say, as Midleton don't like to divulge how much of anything they put into their whiskeys. However, it's made from a pot still whiskey made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley, probably in the ratio of about 45:55. It is then blended with grain whiskey, but I don't know the proportion of grain in the mix.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:56 am

The one good thing I can say is that it is not coloured. But as Aidan says Midelton do not divulge that type of info unfortunately.

However in general quality irish blends have a high % of potstill or malt in comparison to Scotch blends. For example a 20% blend of potstill or malt(picking a number out of the air) would be considered a high % of the total blend. Blackbush has circa 70% malt in the blend which is unheard of in scotch blends :shock:
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