Redbreast is the largest selling Single Pot Still Irish whiskey in the world and is regarded as the definitive expression of traditional Pot Still whiskey. Full of aroma and flavor, Redbreast 12 Year Old benefits from a strong contribution from distillates which have matured in Oloroso sherry casks, giving it its trademark Christmas cake character.
Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength ($90) offers a tasting opportunity that few outside the distillery’s warehouses get to experience. It’s bottled at 115.4 proof and non-chill filtered. What’s more, it combines the best of the other two Redbreast offerings, with the same sherry and bourbon barrel ratio of whiskeys of the 80-proof Redbreast 12 Year Old while retaining the non-chill filtered natural taste of the 15 Year Old, but amplified by full-flavored, straight-from-the-cask characteristics.
NOSE: A complex spicy and fruity aroma with toasted wood notes evident.
TASTE: Full flavoured and complex; a harmonious balance of spicy, creamy, fruity, sherry and toasted notes.
FINISH: Satisfyingly long, the complex flavours linger on the palate.