Which is better Bushmills or Jamesons?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

Well, when it comes to the age-old debate of Bushmills vs Jameson, I have to say that it really depends on personal preference. But let me tell you about my own experiences with these two iconic Irish whiskies.

I remember the first time I tried Jameson. It was at a cozy Irish pub, and I was immediately struck by its light and smooth flavor. The triple distillation process really seemed to make a difference, as the whiskey went down so effortlessly. It had a subtle sweetness to it, with hints of vanilla and a touch of citrus. It was incredibly drinkable, and I found myself going back for more.

On the other hand, Bushmills had a different character altogether. The double distillation process seemed to give it a more robust and full-bodied flavor. It had a richer taste, with notes of caramel and toffee, along with a slight spiciness. It definitely had more of a kick compared to Jameson, and I found it to be a whiskey that demanded my attention.

In terms of aging, Jameson is aged for a minimum of three years, while Bushmills is aged for at least four years. This extra year of aging seemed to give Bushmills a bit more depth and complexity. However, it’s worth noting that both whiskies have a range of expressions, some of which are aged for longer periods, offering even more nuanced flavors.

When it comes down to it, choosing between Bushmills and Jameson is really a matter of personal preference. If you prefer a lighter, smoother whiskey with a touch of sweetness, then Jameson may be your go-to. On the other hand, if you enjoy a more robust and full-bodied whiskey with a bit of a kick, then Bushmills might be the one for you.

Both Bushmills and Jameson have their own unique qualities and flavors. It ultimately comes down to your personal taste and what you’re in the mood for. So why not give both a try and see which one you prefer? Cheers!