Jameson Black Barrel Review

Who makes it? John Jameson and Son Irish Whiskey Company does in their Cork, Middleton distillery whick is southern Ireland.

Erik found it great from the get go while Kris thought it was a little harsher at first and enjoyed it more with a couple of ice cubes. Both of us enjoyed it better with a little ice melt, brought out the caramel flavor and more of a rich flavor than Bushmills

How much: It’ll cost you about 40$ a bottle.

What do you get in the bottle: The mash bill consits of barley, maize and pure Irish water and then aged in double charred barrels to reveal all the hidden flavors.

A little history. John Jameson and his son took ownership of the Bow Street distillery in 1780, formally established in 1810. Jameson is the largest producer of whiskey in Ireland.

Bushmills Irish Whiskey Review

Who makes it? The Bushmills Old Distillery Company that is located in Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Surprisingly smooth neat, with a little ice it smoothed it out even further. At about 22 bucks a bottle it well worth your hard earned dollars.

It is a triple-distilled malt whiskey with light Irish grain aged at least 5 years in American bourbon and Spanish Oloroso sherry casks.

A little history, in 1608 a license was granted to Sir Thomas Phillips (an Irish adventurer) by King James I to distil whiskey. In 1890, a steamship owned and operated by the distillery, SS Bushmills, made its maiden voyage across the Atlantic to deliver Bushmills to America.