Jameson Crested, NAS, 40 %
Here is the official blurb:
“You’re only as good as your name, so in 1963, for the first time our whiskey was bottled, sealed and labelled within the walls of Bow Street our distillery. Crested is a celebration of those first drops bottled in Bow Street.
A vivid blend of Pot Still and grain whiskeys, Jameson Crested’s maturation process is heavily influenced by sherry casks.
Nose: Vanilla, and tempered fruity notes, then not much more. But wait – time is yet again our friend. Along comes icing sugar, strawberries, mild sherry, and lighter fruit notes in the shape of melons and pears. There’s a mild spiciness forming the base.
Taste: Medium body and sweetness. Sherry notes, perfumy floral notes, with a slight touch of dry oakiness. Cinnamon and other spices I cannot place. The fruits come through on subsequent sips.
Finish: Medium long finish. Milk chocolate and sherry now. Hmm.. hints of coffee with some oaky bitterness and burnt toast. Peppermint right at the end.
Comments: An OK dram that is not all that different from the regular Jameson to me.