Contrary to its origins in 1780 Ireland, Jameson Whiskey was actually founded by Scottish-born lawyer John Jameson. The brand began as part of 6 main whiskeys produced and distilled at the Jameson Distillery located in Bow Street, Dublin Ireland. However, production of this iconic whiskey was taken over around 1966 by Irish Distillers, a subsidiary of French aperitif manufacturer Pernod Ricard; owner of renowned brands such as Chivas Regal and Absolut Vodka. Originally available by the cask only, it wasn’t until 1968 that this superior whiskey could be purchased by the bottle. Since that time, Jameson Whiskey has expanded the brand and is now sold in over 130 countries worldwide. This distinct Irish whiskey uses a unique triple-distillation process along with expertly sourced oak barrels from England, Spain, and the US in the creation and aging of all of its whiskies.