Tuesday Throwback: John Jameson Attends His Own Funeral

This Jameson commercial from 2009 (I think?) is fantastic. It tells the mythic story of Jameson Irish Whiskey founder John Jameson. During the Great Storm of 1781, he lost a barrel of his beloved whiskey into the sea. He went in after it, encountering a giant octopus along the way. In hindsight, it probably wasn’t a good idea. Weeks later, John Jameson showed up at his oceanside funeral, carrying the barrel of whiskey on his shoulder. Badass. Love it. John Jameson also saved his beloved whiskey from the Great Fire of 1789.

Tuesday Throwback: John Jameson Attends His Own Funeral

I wrote about this Jameson commercial early in Commercial Society’s history, and I still love it. So badass.

Jameson’s Iron Horse Commercial

When I think of the brand that does my favorite commercials, Jameson Irish Whiskey would be a strong contender. In the past I’ve written about the Hawk of Achill and the ad where John Jameson arrives alive to his own funeral. Awesome. And now, Jameson has a new spot along similar lines. This one concerns a runaway train called the Iron Horse. I’m so glad the whiskey was saved and Ireland avoided the Prussian Incursion of 1807. Enjoy!

Jameson’s Hawkish Commercial

This is a great ad. I still think I prefer the story of John Jameson’s rescued whiskey barrel, but they’re both awesome. The Hawk of Achill is massive. Badass. The song is “Danse Macabre”, originally composed by Camille Saint-Saëns.

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