Jameson Remastered, the first volume in the Anthology, celebrates and reinvents the spirit of classic discontinued whiskeys. The upcoming second volume, Jameson Remixed, will explore and experiment with new Jameson ‘tunes’ for an altogether different take on a classic.
Jameson 15 Years Old Single Pot Still, the first release within the aforementioned Remastered Volume, is a reinvention of an expression which was last produced in 2000 as a limited-edition offering. The new expression, which won a Gold Medal at the 2022 International Wine & Spirit Competition, comprises rich and fruity liquid aged for 15 to 17 years in American bourbon barrels and oloroso sherry butts.
Jameson 15 Years Old Single Pot Still's distinctive packaging aims to combine past to present. The bottle is wrapped in a newspaper-like wrapper, with one side uncovering Jameson’s heritage and the other marking the present day, and comes in recyclable honeycomb cardboard packaging.
Master distiller Kevin O’Gorman, who described the expression as “robust and spicy” as well as “textured” and “silky”, commented, “It’s been more than two decades since the last Jameson 15 Years Old was created, and it has been a great opportunity to remaster this classic whiskey. For this limited-edition bottling, we seized the opportunity to combine the traditional single pot still style with the strong influence of the sherry casks, which was integral to historic whiskey production.”
Blender Deirdre O’Carroll added, “The inclusion of the sherry casks creates incredibly rich flavours and an extra-long fusion of fruits and spices, in line with traditional pot still flavours that are known and loved.”
Jameson 15 Years Old Single Pot Still (56.4% ABV) comes in a 500ml bottle and will retail at €300, with a limited quantity of 2,220 bottles available through two online ballots. The first ballot will open to members of Barrel Club Midleton Distillery at 9am IST on Monday, 4 April 2022. The second ballot will open to all other whiskey fans at 2pm IST on Friday, 8 April.
To enter, visit jamesonwhiskey.com and sign up now.