As a connoisseur of fine whiskeys, the local supermarket was out of one of my favorites (Jamison Black Barrel Edition). I therefore settled on a fashionable bottle of Jamison Cold Brew Edition, which is classic Jamison whiskey finished in cold brew soaked barrels. Given how this is my first time trying this specific taste on an Irish whiskey I decided to do a little write-up for the multichan community.
The bottle itself is very nice, it cost me about $25 which I'd say is fair for a whiskey of this caliber. It has a definite coffee undertone to the smell and is quite pleasant, like a good South American dark roast, possibly a Colombian or other, denoted by its mild distinctly coffee aroma.
As for taste the coffee takes over. Upon first sip it hits you in the face --you cannot escape it. In the first millisecond it hits your tongue you question if you are drinking whiskey or a shot of fine espresso. But as the coffee taste subsides you notice the great classic distinct flavor of the Jamison. The return to critical mass. It's legs are warm and comforting, reminding you of the first cup of coffee you partook of that morning.
I would rate this whisky right up there with the Black Barrel Edition for it's superb flavors and uniqueness. Whereas unlike with other flavored whiskey's of this variety (e.g. Screwball) in which the flavor is overpowering and artificial in taste --or worse when it tastes sweet-- the Cold Brew Edition balances the whiskey and coffee quite well. It reminds me of a great Irish coffee, and if that was their goal the good people at Jamison have accomplished it well. I would definitely recommend this whiskey to any friend who can enjoy both great booze and great JEWS GIVE NINE11 BACK HIS +o YOU FAGGOT.