The Master Selection was introduced in 2002 and was released in four consecutive years, the front label had the code JJ18 in 2002.
A true original, Jameson 18 Year Old Master Selection is an exceptionally balanced whiskey and is the elder statesman of the Jameson Family. Its mellow, complex taste and lingering finale of wood, spice and toffee have been deftly created by the Master Blender; his hand-picked selection of no fewer than three exquisitely poised whiskeys serving as the light, shade and foreground used to craft this unique blend.
Nose: Soft, rich, juicy: apricot, dried fruits, orange, butterscotch, hazelnut butter. Water brings out sherry, becoming chocolate and bourbon biscuit.
Palate: A luscious, oily sweetness with a crisp solidity on the palate, then a burst of dried fruits, spices and citrus fruits.
Finish: Rich, soft honeyed.
Comment: I could drink this all day. A classic Irish whiskey.