Monday, October 18, 2021


Irish Distillers, has today announced the launch of a new barrel proof variant of its Jameson Black Barrel blended Irish whiskey.

Jameson Black Barrel Proof (50% ABV) has been produced using pot still and grain whiskeys, which have been matured in a combination of American oak, sherry casks and double charred ex-bourbon barrels.

Jameson Black Barrel Proof

Jameson Black Barrel Proof, which is said to be a smooth expression that showcases the benefit that the tradition of barrel charring can add to the world’s favourite Irish whiskey, delivers notes of butterscotch, toffee, fudge, vanilla and spice.

Commenting on the launch, Kevin O’Gorman, Irish Distillers Master Distiller, said: “Jameson Black Barrel is a triple distilled blend of our small batch grain and traditional single pot still Irish whiskey and boasts a robust spiciness, with flavours of butterscotch and fudge. Paying tribute to the cooper’s skill, maturing a portion of our whiskey in double charred barrels brings out sweet and spicy characteristics in abundance as it penetrates deeper into the charred oak. Like every family, Jameson is made up of individual characters with their own distinct personalities. Bottling Jameson Black Barrel at a higher strength is a great way to accentuate the already beloved characteristics of this unique whiskey to create a totally new experience for whiskey enthusiasts.”

Jameson Black Barrel Proof, will be available next month from the brands website and selected specialist retailers in Ireland, for a RRP of €60.00.

Posted by Steve Rush