The History of Jameson Irish Whiskey

When you think about Irish Whiskey, the historic Jameson Irish Whiskey brand is most likely one of the first images you conjure up in your mind. Jameson is one of the most well-known and respected Whiskey manufacturers in the world. Their history goes back many centuries, with Jameson Whiskey being first introduced in 1780. 

Today, Jameson is sold in more than 130 countries all over the globe, and in 2019, annual sales surged to 8 million cases. Read below to learn more about the history of Jameson Whiskey; we’ve written a fun, informative blog that tells the story of this distinctive Whiskey brand. If you would like to buy Irish whiskey in the UK, visit the Fletcher Drinks site now. 

The Early Days

In 1780, Irish Whiskey distillation started at Bow Street in Dublin, Ireland, led by John Jameson. A couple of decades later, his son, John Jameson II, took over the family business and built it up for 41 years. Following this, many members of the Jameson family have taken control of the business, with it being passed from generation to generation. At the turn of the 19th century, Jameson’s was known as the second biggest producer in Ireland and one of the largest globally, producing over a million gallons per year. Dublin was the epicentre of world Whiskey production.

Over the years, Jameson continued to grow, despite impactful historical events such as the Irish War of Independence and the introduction of prohibition in the United States. Today, the original Jameson Distillery in Bow Street is a popular museum, offering tours and tastings. The Jameson brand is famous all over the world, and has even sparked and created a flourishing Irish Whiskey tourism industry.

The Production Process 

The Irish Whiskey Jameson is produced from a blend of grain whiskey with single pot still whiskey. This is all sourced from inside a fifty-mile radius surrounding the distillery in Cork. The barley is subsequently dried in a closed kiln powered by natural gas. This is unlike the traditional method used in certain Scotch whisky distilleries, which fire a kiln with peat.

Jameson Whiskey for Different Tastes

There are many different tastes of Jameson Irish Whiskey, from original flavours to more complex and deep tastes. The Original is the ultimate whiskey and it’s perfect for all occasions with a smooth taste that is simply unmatchable. If you want the most refined Whiskey around, then the Jameson Crested Whiskeys are perfect; they’re crafted by master craftsmen and celebrate the brand’s rich history in Ireland.

Buy Irish Whiskey Online 

If you are looking to buy Irish Whiskey online, then Fletcher Drinks is the leading destination for all whiskeys. We offer a diverse range of Irish whiskeys to choose from; these include Jameson Irish Whiskey, Bushmills Irish Whiskey, Paddy Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, and Red Breast 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey. Jameson Irish Whiskey is a triple-distilled blended Irish Whiskey that is smooth and balanced with spicy, nutty and vanilla notes with subtle hints of sweet sherry. It is an iconic Whiskey drink that has won many awards over the years. 

Head over to the Fletcher Drinks online alcohol store to discover all of our Irish Whiskeys to buy now. We provide same-day home delivery on all alcohol - spirits, beer and cider, Whiskey and wine - to locals in the Worcestershire and West Midlands area. We also provide 1-2 day deliveries to addresses throughout the rest of England and Wales. Delivery is free if you spend more than £75 on our alcoholic beverages. Should you have any questions, or would like to speak with our team, then please call us today on: 01384 572484. Our team is on-hand to take you through all of our Whiskeys and alcoholic drinks in more depth.