Curated by fifth-generation head cooper Ger Buckley, Jameson Cooper’s Croze is designed to showcase the characteristics imparted by the barrels, as well as the important role played by the cooper in the whiskey making process.
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 a boldness in John that led him not only to open his own distillery in the latter part of the 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.
Jameson Irish Whisky 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.
Jameson Cooper’s Croze is a limited release of super-premium Irish whisky, the first of a new series that features three different blends, each developed by a master craftsman to highlight a specific part of the whiskey-making process. Each bottle in the Whiskey Makers Series is named after the favorite tool of the respective craft. A croze is a tool that is used by the cooper to make the groove in the lid of the cask.
Curated by fifth-generation head cooper Ger Buckley, Jameson The Cooper’s Croze is designed to showcase the characteristics imparted by the barrels, as well as the important role played by the cooper in the whiskey making process. “I’ve created Jameson The Cooper’s Croze to show the versatility and profound influence barrels have on distinct whiskey flavours,” said Buckley. “Barrel making transcends generations, as I’ve used the same methods and tools passed down from my grandfather, that’s the beauty of the craft.”
This non chill filtered whisky bottled at 43% carries the aroma of charred virgin American oak with vanilla sweetness from seasoned bourbon barrels and rich fruit flavors with a balance of floral and spicy notes imparted by the Iberian sherry barrels — you can take the whiskey out of the wood, but you can never take the wood out of the whisky!
To celebrate the man behind the barrel, pick up a bottle of Cooper’s Croze today!
86 (43% ABV)
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Aroma of charred virgin American oak with vanilla sweetness from seasoned bourbon barrels and rich fruit flavors with a balance of floral and spicy notes imparted by the Iberian sherry barrels.