About Jameson Blender's Dog Irish Whiskey
Jameson Irish Whiskey is crafted from a mash of malted and unmalted barley that is triple-distilled — just as it was by John Jameson himself centuries ago — through three separate copper-pot stills: a wash still, a feint still and, finally, a spirit still. The mash itself is made using barley, maize, and pure Irish water, further adding to the unique character of the whiskey.
The Whiskey Makers Series celebrates Jameson's Head Distiller, Head Cooper, and Head Blender with 3 unique expressions. Blender's Dog is a tribute to Billy Leighton, Jameson's Head Blender, and a testament to his skill. The "dog" is a blender's best friend — it's a nickname for the tool used to take a sample from a cask of whiskey. A fresh and fruity Irish whiskey, this expression has citrus and tropical notes, as well as plenty of creamy vanilla, butterscotch, and charred oak. It's bottled at 86 proof.
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You'd be hard-pressed to find a more iconic name in the Irish whiskey world than "Jameson". The Jameson tradition dates all the way back to 1740, when John Jameson was born into a family whose motto, "Sine Metu"("Without Fear"), was earned through the family's courage in fighting pirates on the high seas during the 1500s.
John Jameson himself was a living embodiment of Sine Metu, and his ancestors' bravery inspired in John a boldness that led him not only to open his own distillery in the latter 18th century but also to pioneer the technique of triple-distilling whiskey — now the gold standard in the Irish whiskey industry. John Jameson lived to be 83 — an impressive feat for someone born in the 18th century — and his descendants John II, John III, and John IV all honored his legacy by leading the distillery well into the 20th century.
About Irish Whiskey
Contrary to popular belief that Scots invented whisk(e)y, Irish whiskey was mentioned almost a century before its Scottish brother.
Its origin comes from the perfume distilling monks who decided to tweak the recipe a bit, creating Irish whiskey.
Irish whiskey doesn’t have a lot of rules and regulations to be considered “pure” and can be made with various grains and processes, as long as it is aged for at least three years in wooden casks and has a max ABV of 94.8%.
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