This is how the ingredients are blended with fresh spring water
I had no knowledge on the different types of whiskey and how they tasted. I finally had the chance to experience the different tastes by trying three of the more famous whiskeys in the world.
Johnnie Walker Red Label (left), Jameson Irish Whiskey (middle) and Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey (right)
What makes Jameson Irish whiskey different than the two others I tried? The first thing would be spelling. There are a few rumors about why there are two spellings for "whiskey." The tour guide who took us throughout the Jameson Distillery explained that it had to do with marketing rather than language differences. He said around the end of the 19th century it became standard that the Irish and Americans make "whiskey" and Scots and Canadians make "whisky."
There are more differences than the added "e" when it comes to Jameson Whiskey. Jameson Whiskey is made with a blend of malted and unmalted barley in the pot still phase (the big pot with the claw in the photo above). Unlike Irish whiskey, Scotch uses only malted barley, grain that has been soaked so that it begins to sprout. Also, the malted barley in Scotch is dried over peat smoke, which gives the Scotch a distinctive flavor. Irish whiskey is made from kiln-dried barley, which brings out more of the grain itself.
Finally, Irish whiskey is usually triple distilled unlike the Scotch whisky, which is distilled twice. This results in a smoother, higher alcohol ABV percentage.
Our next stop after the famous Jameson Distillery was Dublin Castle. Here we walked around the greens while enjoying the beautiful day.
Dublin Castle is situated in the center of historic Dublin. For more than 700 years, from 1200 until the formation of the Irish Republic in 1921, it was the center of the English colonial administration in Ireland.
book of kells
"The Book of Kells contains the four Gospels in Latin based on the Vulgate text which St. Jerome completed in 384AD, intermixed with readings from the earlier Old Latin translation." Click here for more.
After the Jameson Distillery, the three of us headed to Trinity College to see the "Book of Kells." Above is a little info on what the significance is.
Olwyn, Caitriona, Matt and I at a bar in Dublin.
Later that night, the three of us went out to have a few drinks. Every day ends with a few drinks in Europe.