Sales of Jameson whiskey continue to grow, posting a very healthy 22% increase in the last six months of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020. Earlier this week, Irish Distillers released the first whiskey in the Jameson series Anthology, a new range of special and limited releases. Each will fall into one of two categories, both with a nod to music. Volume 1 will feature old classics remastered, a new take on previous Jameson whiskies. Volume 2 will be remixed, a whole new exploration of Jameson. “The limits will be pushed,” says Master Distiller Kevin O’Gorman, recently named Distiller of the Year 2022 at the Icons of Whiskey Awards.
The first release is the 15 Year Old Single Pot Still Whisky. It was once a connoisseur favorite but hasn’t been produced since 2000. I recently had the opportunity to taste three components that make up the final blend, 15-17 years old, each aged in Bourbon barrels or Oloroso. The Single Pot Still Remastered Jameson 15 Year Old is rich and powerful, with intense flavors of caramel, orchard fruits and dates with some dried herbs on the lingering finish. This is a very impressive first outing for the Jameson Anthology series.
Bottled at an ABV of 56.4%, Jameson 15-Year-Old Single Pot Still comes in a 500ml bottle and will retail for €300 with a limited quantity of 2,200 bottles available via two online ballots. April 4 and 8.
For the chance to get your hands on this unique bottle of Jameson 15 Year Old and enter the ballot, head over to jamesonwhiskey.com.