This Jameson release was also previously labelled as Select Reserve. The term Black Barrel is used because part of the whisky is matured in 1st fill bourbon casks that are heavily charred and thus become black on the inside and give more cask influence.
Nose: Fruity with characters of apricot, kumquat, and fruit cake. A hint of bitter, dark chocolate and truffles.
Palate: Spice and dried fruits, mixed peel, apricots, marshmallow, butterscotch and burnt caramel
Finish: A spicy, bitter chocolate finish.