Jameson Irish Whiskey consists of barley, water, and maize. With a list that simple, there is nowhere to hide.
Jameson is one of only a handful of whiskeys in the world produced using a combination of malted and unmalted barley.
And while our barley is all grown within 100 miles of Midleton, 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’.
While our barley comes from up the road and our water comes from outside the window, maize is a sun-loving crop. Unfortunately, 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.