- Jameson Distillery Midleton, Distillery Walk, Midleton, Co.Cork
- Cork, Ireland
- +353 21 4613594
Jameson is an Irish Blended Whiskey produced by Irish Distillers, the Irish subsidiary of Pernod Ricard. For over two hundred years, Jameson has given us the opportunity to enjoy the best whisky in Ireland, while preserving the experience of its origins in today's bottles.
In 1780, John Jameson bought the Bow Street Distillery in Dublin, previously owned by the Stein family, one of Ireland's most important distiller families. During the early years, Jameson faced stiff competition from the city's other distilleries, but still managed to stand out and build a reputation during the 19th century, becoming the largest producer of Irish Whiskey in the world.
In the early years of the 20th century, the company suffered other severe blows. After Ireland declared independence from Great Britain in 1922, export tariffs in all Commonwealth countries increased exponentially and, due to Prohibition in the United States, the American market became inaccessible.
In 1966, Jameson merged with two major rivals, Cork Distillers and John Powers, to form the Irish Distillers Group. The Bow Street distillery closed its doors and whiskey began to be produced at the brand New Midleton Distillery in County Cork. Today, Jameson is the world's best-selling Irish whiskey.
Jameson Irish Whiskey is made from a blend of Pot Still whiskeys, produced with malted and unmalted barley, and cereal whiskeys, which undergo a triple distillation process that gives softness to the final product.
The ingredients are all of local origin. The barley is grown within a 160 km radius around Midleton, while the water comes from the Dungourney River, which flows near the distillery. The non-GMO corn, on the other hand, comes from the south of France, where it finds the ideal habitat for its growth.
Finally, casks from the United States and Spain, which previously housed Bourbon and Sherry, are used for ageing
The Jameson family motto is "Sine Metu", "fearless".