August 2014 1
Whiskey will always be a favorite drink to some people, and others just aren’t going to be able to bear the strong taste and sting that it has to offer (personally I love it, but everybody has their own favorite). It’s a triple distilled whiskey that made its name through years of vicarious marketing, as well as simply producing a quality liquor for people to enjoy. It’s said to be one of the smoothest whiskey’s out there, and considering whiskey is quite bitter that’s saying a lot. It’s taken the brewery known as Jameson well over a hundred years to perfect this recipe, and say what you will, but that’s a long time to dedicate towards on specific alcoholic beverage. When somebody dedicates that much time towards something it’s going to be the best there ever was, plain and simple; Jameson clearly knew what they were doing with this particular drink.
John Jameson started this entire endeavor in 1780, which is when he realized that the triple-distillation process was the perfect one to use for Irish whiskey, the rest is simply history. It’s a legacy that most of us know as a great time, but John Jameson took his craft to heart (and you can really see that when you get your hands on this whiskey). He may have passed a long time ago, but his alcoholic legacy is still burning brighter than ever. There are 3 main components that make up this drink, and when you finally learn what they are you’re probably going to say “well, that sounds pretty easy”. I suppose it’s all about the technique as opposed to the ingredients used, and John Jameson was the master of distillation techniques. The ingredients used are maize, barley and “pure Irish water”, which must be where they get the Irish portion from.
Getting into deeper details the water originates from the Dungourney River in Ireland, and it just so happens the river flows directly through a Jameson distillery. That sounds like a scenic picture I would love to see, but I’ve never been to Ireland, what a pity. They mill, mash and then ferment the ingredients to the point where they’re ready to be distilled, and that’s when the fun really begins. The triple distillation process is no joke people, they use three types (a wash still, a feint still and a spirit still) and they really do means business when it comes to this technique. The triple distillation process provides an edge to the drink that no other company could mimic, and that’s probably why Jameson Irish whiskey is so popular.
After the drink is distilled it sits in aged barrels in order to mature, and this is known as the maturation process. From there they hold onto the whiskey until it’s ready to be shipped and bottled by brewery workers across the globe, and then they can go through the process of putting the drinks on liquor store shelves within your region!