So smooth, I would drink it even if my name were not on it. John Jameson On the nose, Jameson is mellow whiskey with toasted wood and sherry undertones. The taste is smooth and sweet with mild woody and nutty notes. Jameson is triple-distilled, twice as smooth whiskey. Aged for four years, this timeless whiskeys green bottle is an icon and constant reminder of its source. When John Jameson, a Scottish businessman, became manager of the Stein family Bow Street Distillery in 1786, it was producing about thirty thousand gallons annually. By the turn of the 19th century, it was the second largest producer in Ireland and one of the largest in the world, producing a million gallons every year. Back then, Dublin was the centre of world whiskey production and whiskey was the second most popular spirit in the world after rum. By 1805, Jameson became the world’s number one whiskey. Today, Jameson is the world’s third largest single-distillery whiskey.