Not much to say about Jameson. People love it, it's grown tremendously in recent years, and the bottle looks great. It has a really strong brand image, nice website, and just saying 'Jameson' makes me feel pretty happy. It has the image of being Ireland in a bottle. Oh, and the Latin on either side of the coat of arms, "Sine Metu" means, "Without fear". How cool is that?
Price: around $20
Color: light yellow
Nose: Quite sweet and fruity this one. Also got a somewhat unpleasant metallic smell. with a splash of water the fruits open up into peaches, apples, and maybe a bit of citrus.
Flavor: Sweet and fruity, almost fruit juice like, with the same metallic offness. a hint of malt.
Finish: Nice light malt mixes in with the sweet. Then more fruity sweet. A little hot in the throat for this ABV. And a little more metallic, but much less. fades to a hot fruity finish.
I like Jameson. It's so fruity and fresh tasting it's almost not even like whiskey. Maybe a good one to try if your new to whiskey? Mixes with club soda and a lime really, really well. The metallic quality of it is somewhat of a let down. It's been there from the time I open this bottle to the end. If that could be sorted out I would recomend this whiskey a lot higher. Perhaps I just got an off batch?
In the end, this is a decent bottle of $20 whiskey. Wouldn't honestly pay anymore than that for it.