Founded in 1780 and produced at Midleton Distillery, Co Cork, by John Jameson and Son. Members of the family are still involved in the business, though in 1966 Jameson became a part of the Irish Distillers Group, who also make Bushmills. When John Jameson opened his distillery in Dublin in 1780 he was carrying on a tradition of whiskey making which had its origins in Ireland over a thousand years ago. Today Jameson Irish Whiskey is world famous for its distinctive flavour and smooth characteristics. Triple distilled from the finest Irish barley and pure spring water and then matured in oak casks. Jameson carries the hallmark of quality, which has made it the best selling Irish Whiskey around the world.