Review #20 – Jameson Crested Ten

Review #20 – Jameson Crested Ten

Review #: 20
Description: Jameson Crested Ten
Spirit: Irish Whiskey

Background: A little different offering from Jameson, this is their Crested Ten (currently now just “Crested”), it’s actually the oldest Jameson Brand being the first whiskey the distillery bottled itself. It used to represent a 10 year product, but the Ten now just refers to the original product. Still a blended product but with more coming from Oloroso Sherry casks, this wasn’t widely distributed outside of Ireland and with the re-branding, there is a bit more availability in Europe. Let’s see how it stands up to their standard bottling.

Distillery – Midleton

Bottler – Midleton

Brand – Jameson

Selection – N/A

ABV – 40%

Age – NAS

Nose –  Pear, earthy, baking spices, oak
Taste – Oaky with some dry sherry; dried fruit and light nuttiness
Finish – Fruit starts to open up with cherry and apple, short spice with a little heat

Score: 5
Would I buy a bottle? Yes

Thoughts: I think this has a significant step up on the standard bottling, with a good uptick in flavor and complexity. I believe I got this bottle in the Dublin Airport Duty Free store for around 23 euro. At that price, I think it makes a great pick up to bring back to the US and share with friend or give as a gift or even just a casual sipper.

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