good_whiskey_hunting wrote:... the Distillery dated back further than 1780.
good_whiskey_hunting wrote:I can't speak for the Bow Street tour. I know they didn't mention it during the tour at Midleton distillery. I mentioned it to the guide and she wasn't aware about it either. I even remembering asking a rep why they don't mention it and he didn't even know that Jameson was a Scot le.... It's obviously something that they don't want to advertise or acknowledge.
good_whiskey_hunting wrote: It's obviously something that they don't want to advertise or acknowledge.
good_whiskey_hunting wrote:...A lot of the Jamesons went back and forth to Scotland for many generations. I'd mentioned Andrew down in Wexford.
He would have been third generation here but is buried in Scotland too to my knowledge.(Which has been questionable of late....too many private tastings)
IrishWhiskeyChaser wrote:What makes the Jameson Distillery so interesting is that John Jameson put his establishment date on it
DavidH wrote:No account I've seen puts old man Jameson even setting foot in Dublin as early as 1780 and certainly not owning the Smithfield distillery outright for another couple of decades after that. The name "John Jameson & Son" appeared in 1810, according to McGuire. I don't think we have got to the bottom of the significance of the year 1780 yet.
now i feel a bit bad for starting all this...
we all know IDL backdated Bushmills
but now we just shine the lights on Jameson
i am going to bed...
IrishWhiskeyChaser wrote:We seriously need to start getting this information together and documented.
Speaking of which do you know much about that distillery ... Enniscorty was it?
Another interesting one for research me thinks ... don't even think it got on Brian Townsand's The Lost Distilleries of Ireland
Anyway the banter is half the fun of these discussions
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