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John Jameson

Birthplace: Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of William Jameson and Helen Jameson
Husband of Margaret Jameson
Father of Andrew Jameson

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About John Jameson

John Jameson was the founder of the Jameson Irish Whiskey Company.

The company was established in 1780 when John Jameson established the Bow Street Distillery in Dublin. Jameson was Scottish, a lawyer from Alloa who had married Margaret Haig, a sister of the brothers who founded the main Haig Scotch whisky firms, and related to the Steins, a Scottish distilling family with interests in Dublin. Originally one of the six main Dublin Whiskeys, Jameson is now distilled in Cork, although vatting still takes place in Dublin. With annual sales of over 31 million bottles, Jameson is by far the best selling Irish whiskey in the world, as it has been sold internationally since the early 19th century when John Jameson along with his son (also named John) was producing more than a million gallons annually.

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John Jameson's Timeline

October 5, 1740
Clackmannanshire, Scotland
October 5, 1740
Clackmannanshire, Scotland
August 12, 1768
Age 27
Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Age 42
December 3, 1823
Age 83
Clackmannanshire, Scotland