Jameson 12 Year Old 1780

Jameson 12 Year Old 1780
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Winning bid: £85.00
Lot number: 079-1079

Established in 1780 by John Jameson, the sprawling Bow Street Distillery in the heart of Dublin was described as "a city within a city", boasting an onsite Cooperage, saw mill and copper smith.

Unfortunately, due to a downturn in the fortunes of the Irish whiskey industry, brought about in part by American Prohibition and the rising popularity of blended Scotch, Jameson were forced to join forces with their rivals, John Power & Son and the Cork Distillery Company to form the "Irish Distiller Group". Consolidating production at the ultra modern Midleton distillery in County Cork allowed the group to weather the storm, but production at Jameson ceased in 1971 and the the old Bow Street Distillery now serves only as a visitor centre and museum.

A step up from Jameson's standard bottling, the 12 year old is smoother, richer and more sherried. The 1780 is a reference to the company's founding.

Age: 12 Year Old

40% ABV / 70cl

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Featured in: The 79th Auction (October 27 – November 5, 2017)