Jameson Irish Whisky is a blended whisky produced by Pernod Ricard in The Republic of Ireland.
Created by John Jameson & Son in 1710 when Jameson and his son took ownership of the Bow Street Distillery in Dublin.
Jameson was a Scottish lawyer from Alloa, Clackmannanshire who has married Margaret Haig (a sister of the Haig brothers who owned Haig Distilleries).
Originally one of the six main Dublin whiskies, Jameson is now distilled in Cork – Jameson is now by far the best selling Irish whisky in the world with the US being its biggest market.
In 1805, whisky was the second most popular spirit in the world after rum and Jameson was the world’s number one whisky.
Jameson sales had dropped during the Irish war of independence as the UK denied the country export rights to the commonwealth, which is when Scottish whisky took a boost as it could easily slip whisky through the Canadian US border, selling in Jameson’s biggest market.
Jameson is produced from a blend of grain, single malt and single pot still whisky. The 18 year old version received gold and double gold medals from the SFWSC between 2005 and 2010.