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Episode 45: Jameson Irish Whiskey
Episode 4526th February 2021 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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Episode 45 features Jameson Irish Whiskey, the number one selling Irish whiskey worldwide. Bottle used for the tasting is 200mL at 40% ABV, or 80 proof and came in a gift pack with two other 200ml bottles for $20.

Enjoy this episode with some smooth Jameson neat!

Jameson's official website:

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1780 - Distillery founded at Bow St. in Dublin, Ireland by John Stein, cousin of John Jameson
  • 1785 - John Jameson becomes general manager of the distillery
  • 1805 - John Jameson buys the distillery and brings his son John Jameson II on to run the family business
  • 1810 - John Jameson & Sons is founded as a company
  • 1851 - John Jameson II turns the business over to his son John Jameson III
  • 1880s - Distillery is the largest in Ireland, covering 5 acres, employing 300, and producing 1 million gallons of whiskey a year
  • 1900s - A series of events leads to Irish Whiskey's decline
  • 1966 - Irish Distillers Ltd. is formed, with 3 of the 4 remaining Irish distillers, including John Jameson & Sons
  • 1988 - Pernod Ricard acquires Irish Distillers Ltd.
  • 1996 - 1 Million cases sold
  • 2010 - 3 million cases sold
  • 2019 - More than 8 million cases sold that year

Key Cocktails:

Jameson is smooth, it's perfect neat. But, here's a way to mix it.

Jameson, Ginger & Lime:

  • 1 part Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 2 parts Ginger Ale
  • Lime wedge

Combine all the ingredients over ice in a glass, squeeze the lime wedge into the drink, then drop it in and serve.


Wikipedia Article on Jameson Whisky Heros - John Jameson

Wikipedia Article on the Irish War of Independence

Forbes Article on How Prohibition Nearly Destroyed Jameson

Forbes Article on How Jameson Will Continue to Dominate

Statista Jameson Global Sales Volume

YouTube Video of Jameson Distillery Tour

The Spirits Business Jameson Brand History

Wikipedia Article on Irish Distillers Article on 9 Things You Didn't Know About Jameson

Irish Whiskey Museum Famous Figures of Irish Whiskey: John Jameson

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