Redbreast 12

Redbreast 12

I often find Irish Whiskey to be a little bland, smooth, safe, and boring. Not bad drinks, but nothing to make me crave them either. Being of Irish decent this makes me a bit disappointed! I want to love the whiskey, please Redbreast save me! This offering is a single pot still, as opposed to blended or single malt.

Price: $60 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Midleton / Pernod Ricard

Region: Ireland

40% ABV

Aged For: 12 Years

Mashbill: 100% barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and Oloroso Sherry

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: Yes

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Lighter gold

Nose: Marzipan and vanilla, very floral with a faint touch of citrus. Honey.

Taste: Very oily, but not thick, lightly toasted oak, honey, and gentle fruit with citrus make a refreshing palate.

Finish: Linseed oil, ginger, and toasted nuts. Vanilla shows through from the casks. Malty

Thoughts: This is the best “regular” Irish whisky I have had so far. Still for the profile I think that the $60 dollars it goes for around me is more than I would pay. If this were between $30-40 it would be a no brainer, but that is Jameson territory and Irish Distillers wouldn’t want to ruin that now would they?

Score: 80 out of 100

 

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