Grand Age Statement Whiskey
Think about the best-known whiskeys out there — the hardest ones to get your hands on — and you’ll often find they have something in common: big age statements. The two power players in Irish whiskey (and at one point the only names left in the game) have some lofty bottles with rare spirits blended within. Jameson’s 18-year-old expression is round and sweet and full of bright flavors — something scotch whiskeys in the same range rarely deliver. It’s also perfectly balanced without sacrificing a little Irish kick. Bushmills 21 matures in a mixture of Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon casks, then spends two years in Madeira casks. The outcome is a sweet and smokey whiskey that delivers.