What You Need To Know About JamesonJohn Jameson, the creator of the world’s most popular Irish whiskey, was actually from Scotland.
Quick Facts About Jameson:
- Produced By Pernod Ricard
- Produced In: United States
- Type: Irish Whiskey, Whiskey
- Sales: 5.3 million 9-liter cases
Jameson In Depth
John Jameson was actually from Scotland, but his wife was part of the family that owned the original Bow Street distillery. He eventually took over the company.
Although the original distillery still stands in Dublin, Jameson is now produced in Midleton, Cork. The Dungourney river, which is the water source for Jameson whiskey, runs right through the distillery.
Jameson is one of only a few whiskeys made with a mixture of malted and un-malted barley, most of which comes from local farms within 100 miles. The mash also includes non-genetically modified maize from a farmer in the South of France.
Personalized Jameson bottles can be purchased while touring The Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin, the Jameson Experience in Midleton, or from their online shop.