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Awards: Winner - Irish Whiskey of the Year - 2017, Jim Murray's Whisky Bible Gold - Irish Pot Still Whiskey 21 Years and Over - 2014, World Whiskies Awards Gold Outstanding - Irish Whiskey - Single Pot Still - 2014, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2nd Place - World Whisky of the Year - 2018, Jim Murray's Whisky Bible Gold - Irish Single Pot Still - Ultra Premium - 2017, The Irish Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Redbreast is a rich, spicy single pot still Irish whiskey matured exclusively in first-fill Sherry and bourbon casks, and this fantastic 21 year old is no exception. A masterpiece of cask selection and blending, we absolutely love this older expression with its notes of tropical fruit, menthol and a touch of leather alongside all that mouth-filling goodness you find right across the range. Hats off to Billy Leighton and all those at Midleton!
Nose: Tropical pineapple (!) and crushed peanuts specifically, a bit like the combo you get on the outside of those soft cheese rings. Rich, rounded, spicy – prunes, quinces, a little deeply caramelised apple. Palate: Mouth-filling and reassuring. A little menthol alongside the expected spiciness and some lether. On the tail there’s a touch of nectarine. Finish: A little tangy fruit gives way to sweet and savoury barley notes. Overall: Tremendous! Intricate and still full of life even though there’s a good proportion of whiskey older than 21 years old in there. Thoroughly enjoyable and one of the very best Irish whiskeys we've ever had the pleasure of tasting.