Today is the 270th birthday of John Jameson. No, not Man-Wolf of Marvel Comics fame, the distiller of Jameson Irish Whiskey. The Jameson Whiskey website has many great, fun facts regarding the man and the whiskey which made him famous. A few things that stood out:
- Jameson was not Irish, but Scottish, though the Irish adopted him (and his whiskey) readily
- Sine Metu is the family motto, meaning “without fear”, and was awarded the family for bravery against pirates on the high seas
- John was one heck of a swimmer, diving into the drink to save a barrel that went overboard, coming on shore with the lost barrel as the entire country was mourning his loss.
Well, number 3 is admittedly an ad they share here, Jameson Ad, but it makes for fun times; and how can you celebrate in true Irish style without a bit of the blarney to go with it?
So, let’s lift a glass of Jameson to celebrate its father, John.
If straight up or on the rocks isn’t your style, why not try a Jameson and Apple? Mix one part Jameson with two parts fresh pressed apple juice for a crisp, cool fall taste.