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Review: Jameson 18 Year Old Bow Street Cask Strength (2019 Edition)

Jameson 18 Year Old Bow Street Cask Strength Whiskey

Cask Info: Matured in a combination of ex-Bourbon barrels and ex-Sherry butts.

ABV

Chill Filtration

Natural Color

Price

55.1%

No

No Info

€240


Jameson 18 Year Old Bow Street Cask Strength Whiskey

Nose: Intense with lots of ripe tropical fruits. I get banana walnut bread, rum raisin chocolate, toffee, lemon, honey, pineapple, and overripe melon. After it is exposed to air for a while, a light touch of perfumy notes and earl grey comes through.


Palate: It has a creamy, oily mouthfeel. That chocolate note carries on to the palate. Caramel, hazelnut chocolate, citrus, macadamia-like milky nuttiness, and dark fruits. I also taste the wood influence — a bit of oakiness and leather — but they are well-integrated.


Finish: A beautiful long finish, with lingering spiciness accompanied by sweetness. There’s a tad of bitterness near the very end. Overall, it’s full-bodied and well balanced.


Final Thought: At 55.1% ABV, this whiskey is very smooth even without water. Taste-wise, it’s chocolatey and caramel-forward. Actually, I think it’s brownie in whiskey form. The sweetness comes with depth, perfect as a dessert after a two-course meal and or as a nightcap.


Girl with Cask Strength Score: 90/100.


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