With that in mind, TAP just had to try something from The Emerald Isle. Easily enough, we found something in the liquor section of Makati Supermarket – John Jameson Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey – and for a reasonable price of P699 for the bottle (quick lesson: It’s only Whisky without the E if it’s Scotch. If it’s Irish, you call it Whiskey)
And sweet, sweet liquor it is. Although a sip of it packs a lot of heat, Jameson tastes clean and finishes smoothly. Compared to the taste of Johnnie Walker Black Label, which has a fruitier taste (think berries with a touch of vanilla), Jameson tastes more along the lines of honey and ginger. Sweet, but with just enough spice and flavor to give that nice level of alcohol sting.
It’s a good Whiskey choice for those who want a nice change-of-pace from beer. And at P699, it’s certainly a less expensive choice than Black Label. One could even argue that it’s probably the better choice, all things (e.g. price) considering.