When it comes to brown spirits, black is the new black. In a continuation of the whiskey industry's current infatuation with black-branded spirits, Jameson has launched their Select Reserve Black Barrel. The Black Barrel's base is a higher than usual proportion of Jameson's pot still whiskey, aged to around 12 years instead of the normal 5 to 7. Small batch grain whiskey rounds out the blend. So what does special plus special equal? And is it worth the extra bucks to go black?