The orange whiskey invasion has lastly crossed the pond and made it to Eire, with Jameson Orange now a factor. Not like Jim Beam Orange, which turned out to be an orange liqueur, Jameson Orange is a flavored whiskey — particularly Jameson with “zesty orange taste” added.
The outcomes are each wholly anticipated and pretty tepid. The nostril is brilliant with candy, caramel-laced orange notes, nearer to tangerine than navel orange, however general moderately obscure. There’s some vanilla within the combine that not less than evokes whiskey, although it will be robust to peg it as Irish based mostly on the aroma.
The palate sees no main surprises, the low proof serving to it come throughout as moderately watery and vague, evoking orange flowers in lieu of orange juice, with a delicate sesame cookie sweetness to again it up. Some vanilla and a light-weight contact of honey grahams present a whiskeyish kick to an expertise that’s in any other case dominated totally by (considerably tepid) orange notes, not often diverging a lot from the theme. A bit bitter on the end — hardly including any pleasure.
If you determine what to do with this — and don’t say put it in a highball — let me know.
C+ / $25 / jamesonwhiskey.com