In 1780, John Jameson established a way of making Irish whiskey that we’ve been proudly sticking to ever since.
As you can imagine, producing a blended Irish whiskey that has been enjoyed for over two centuries, takes a lot. But don’t worry, we’ve distilled over 200 years of courage, craft and a collective appreciation for taste, into one short account. So, here’s the secret behind our signature smoothness – our process and our people.
Jameson Irish Whiskey is made by blending rich pot still whiskey made from both malted and unmalted barley, with the finest grain whiskey, both distilled 3 times for smoothness.
And while our barley is all grown locally in Ireland, our water comes from the Dungourney river, which flows right through our distillery. Which is fitting, because the word whiskey derives from the Irish “uisce beatha”, meaning ‘water of life’. Now, while our barley comes from up the road and our water comes from outside the window, maize is a sun-loving crop. Ireland’s famous climate is anything but tropical, so that’s why we use a farmer in the South of France to provide us with all our non-genetically modified maize.
Celebrating our craftsmen
The secret behind our whiskey lies in the passion and dedication of our masterful craftsmen, our Head Distiller, Head Cooper and Head Blender. The Whiskey Makers Series celebrates them and their craft.