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Old 07-18-2019, 04:35 PM   #1
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Jameson Black Barrel

Bought a bottle some time ago at an Irish whiskey tasting. I finally opened it. Here's the description from a review:

Jameson Black Barrel is a whiskey comprised of (a high proportion of) single pot still and grain whiskey aged first in a mix of ex-sherry and ex-bourbon. The whiskey is then aged in extra charred ex-bourbon barrels, hence the name. The age of the whiskey ranges from 8-16 years of age.

My take, it's a wonderfully complex yet balanced blend of subtle fruit and smokey nuances that goes down smooth, decent price too.
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I'm mad as hell, personally. The first that I had was a pint in a three part package and it was the most wonderful whisky that I have ever had. Then, last year I bought another bottle. Dull, unremarkable. Nothing like the first black barrel. No nuances and nothing from the sherry. Not really any bourbon barrel, either. $60? Yes, I'm mad as hell.

I'm truly glad that you got a good lot, because the first experience was like your first ride in a corvette.

This is the same reason I have for never buying anything over $3 or so in tobacco. I bought a box of upmann golden nicaragua, and jesus. Those things were spongey an useless. I can't stand the heartache.
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Based on the description, it seems to me that if QC isn't closely monitored, a variation in the amounts and ages of the different components could result in significant differences in the finished product.
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All I can say about the Black Barrel is, SMOOTH!
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I've had it a couple of times. I prefer Black Bush, myself.
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