Jameson Irish Whiskey a winnerJune 1st, 2012 by Susan Reynard | Categories: beverages, industry
Jameson Irish Whiskey has once again affirmed its status as the world’s No.1 selling Irish whiskey and a Top 10 global whisk(e)y brand with its latest win of six medals at the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC): Double Gold for Jameson 18 Year Old Limited Reserve; Silver for Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve, Jameson Gold Reserve, Jameson 12 Year Old Special Reserve and Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel (not available in SA); as well as Bronze for Jameson Standard Irish Whiskey.
The SFWSC the first comprehensive, international spirits judging to be held in the United States on an annual basis. Celebrating its 12th year, the 2012 competition was held at the Hotel Nikko in downtown San Francisco at the end of March. Judging is based on a blind, consensual procedure ensuring competitive integrity, making this annual competition one of the most reputable and recognised benchmarks of excellence in the spirits industry. This year over 1215 spirits from 60 countries were entered into the competition.
Pictured above (from left): Jameson Irish Whiskey (R198), Jameson 12 Year Old Special Reserve (R329), Jameson 18 Year Old Limited Reserve (R798), Jameson Gold Reserve (R543) and Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve (R5 800).
Jameson comes from Ireland and has held, over the past six years, the position of the fastest growing whisk(e)y in South Africa. Triple-distilled and characterised by smoothness, with hints of spice, toffee, vanilla and sherry nuttiness, Jameson is experiencing unprecedented growth in every market world-wide.