When it comes to Jameson, few people venture beyond the standard base Jameson Irish Whiskey blend. Jameson has become so popular and obsequious that people often refer to the base blend simply as “Jameson”. It’s unfortunate, because the Jameson line, which includes Jameson 12 Year and Jameson Gold Reserve, has a lot to offer. Perhaps price has been an issue to some consumers, as Jameson Gold Reserve is delicious but priced at nearly double the base blend Seeking to bridge the gap between their higher end products and the base line, Jameson has come out with a blend that is only $10 more than the standard Jameson. Jameson Black Barrel Select Reserve brings together Irish pot still whiskey and rare small batch grain whiskey aged in a combination of ex-sherry and ex-bourbon barrels. The aging barels contribute a significant amount to the ultimate character of Black Barrel.