Thursday, February 14, 2019


Irish Distillers, has announced the launch of the second batch of its Jameson Bow Street 18 Years Old Cask Strength bottling.

Jameson Bow Street 18 Years Old Cask Strength – Batch 2 (55.1% ABV) was produced using a blend of pot still and grain whiskeys, which were matured for 18 years in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks, before being married together in first fill ex-bourbon casks. The barrels were then left to mature for a further 12 months, in the Maturation House at the Jameson Distillery Bow Street.
Jameson Bow St 18 Years Old Cask Strength - Batch 2

This latest launch, follows on from the first Jameson Bow Street 18 Years Old Cask Strength bottling, which launched last summer. It was are interpretation of the revered Jameson 18 Year Old, and celebrated Jameson’s Dublin heritage by returning part of the production process to the brand’s original home in Smithfield for the first time since 1975.

Jameson Bow Street 18 Years Old Cask Strength – Batch 2, comes presented in a premium bottle design, which is said by the brand to truly reflect the quality and rarity of the liquid within. The bottle features 18 facets, one for each year of maturation, and the wooden presentation box celebrates the traditional pot stills used during the production process.

Commenting on the launch, Billy Leighton, Master Blender at Midleton Distillery, said: “I’ve long had the unique luxury of being able to taste Jameson straight from the barrel at cask strength. With Jameson Bow Street 18 Years Cask Strength, I’m thrilled that Irish whiskey fans around the world can experience the full intensity of our whiskey or add a few drops of water to enjoy it at their own preferred strength.”

He went onto say: “As a tribute to the Jameson distilling legacy in Smithfield, we’ve introduced some methods that would have been employed in days past. The final maturation period in Bow Street is our nod to the traditional “marrying” method. We’ve put our own Jameson stamp on it by using first-fill bourbon barrels, whereas the traditional approach would be to use casks multiple times. I like to think of the whiskey getting engaged in Midleton and then “married” in Dublin!”

Jameson Bow Street 18 Years Old Cask Strength – Batch 2, will be available in August, from specialist retailers, for a RRP of €240.00.

Posted by Steve Rush