Whiskey & Pirates - The Story of Jameson

I often wonder what it is exactly about Jameson whiskey that I hold so dear to my heart. Is it the fact that it has a sweet and sultry taste? Is it the warm feeling in my belly that I get after drinking it? Is it the fact that I feel like I am completely invincible whilst drinking it? Who knows. But one thing I know for sure, is that Jameson makes a hell of a whiskey and I love it. 

It all started back in 1780 when John Jameson created his triple distilled, smooth and perfectly balanced Irish Whiskey. Jameson's’ family battled pirates on the high seas in the 1500’s and after were awarded the motto, ‘Sine Metu’ (‘Without Fear’). Talk about having the coolest family ever. No wonder Jameson is an absolute legend. Fast forward to present day, it is one of the top selling Irish whiskeys and bars are constantly selling out of it. According to this blog, a bar in Minneapolis sells approximately 25 bottles a day!

Here is our favourite cocktail recipe with Jameson - other than having it straight up obviously.

2 ounces of Jameson Irish Whiskey
Ginger Ale 
Fresh Lime

Pour Jameson into an ice filled highball glass. Fill with ginger ale and garnish with a squeeze of lime.