Each bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey contains over 220 years of tradition and craftsmanship. John Jameson – a talented entrepreneur and connoisseur of whiskey – founded his distillery in 1780 in the heart of Dublin. The ancestral motto Sine Metu (“Without Fear”) helps explain John Jameson’s unique, innovative approach to creating the smoothest whiskey in the world. Shortly after its founding, the John Jameson & Son distillery became one of Ireland’s largest distilleries.John Jameson spared no effort and expense in order to ensure uninterrupted supply of excellent raw materials and guarantee the impeccable quality of his whiskey. The fame of the excellent taste of Jameson whiskey spread all over the planet, thanks to which, by the end of the 19th century, Jameson became the number one Irish whiskey in the world. The leadership of Jameson in this category is beyond doubt to this day. Jameson fans include celebrities past and present: Queen Elizabeth I and James Joyce, Sofia Ford Coppola, Pierce Brosnan and many others.
The main ingredients of Jameson Irish Whiskey are barley, barley malt and pure spring water. In Ireland, the malt is dried in closed ovens, so the local whiskey does not smell like smoke – it is distinguished by a light floral aroma. In addition, Irish whiskey is the only whiskey in the world that undergoes triple distillation, and therefore has a milder taste than its counterparts from Scotland and America. The resulting whiskey is poured into oak barrels, where sherry has been aged before.In these barrels, in complete darkness and silence, whiskey matures, picking up tannins, “growing up” for at least six years. During this time, the bouquet and taste of the product are finally formed, the drink acquires a golden color. As the Irish say, Saint Patrick sheds a tear of gratitude in every barrel.
The character of each variety of Irish whiskey is determined by the master blender – he combines up to forty different varieties in one barrel. It is this complex combination of different whiskeys, each one unique, that creates the truly magical taste of Jameson Whiskey.
The Jameson whiskey label bears the coat of arms of John Jameson and the unchanging motto of his family: “Sine metu” (“Without fear”). Amber Jameson brings confidence, comfort and the ability to enjoy life.