Jameson was first bottled in 1968 when Bow Street Distillery was already part of the Irish Distillers Group.

A Pure Pot Still Whiskey in the beginning, this is now a blend of equal shares of Pot Still and Grain Whiskeys distilled in Midleton. Around 10 per cent of the casks used for this Whiskey are Ex-Sherry.

After they had taken over IDG in 1988, Groupe Pernod-Ricard decided to put all their marketing efforts into Jameson and Bushmills. As a result, Jameson now accounts for nearly 75 per cent of all Irish Whiskey sales.