Aged: 16 years 4 months
Product of: Ireland (Eire)
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Redbreast Single Cask #30087 was bottled without chill-filtration after being selected by Billy Leighton, Head Blender at the Midleton Distillery, and The Whisky Exchange team from a choice of two Redbreast single barrel samples in March 2015.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 13/04/2016
(Barrel #30087) Clear, deep coppery amber.
Blackened fruit cake, matchbox lighting strip, coal dust, burnt raisins, prunes and dates with faint crushed mint and cracked black pepper. Water reveals old leather, espresso, brasil nuts and peacan pie.
Full-bodied. Sulphury matchbox lighting strip and black pepper spice with black strap molasses, vanilla, coal dust and sweet liquorice. Sweeter and altogether better balanced with a splash of water which also releases blackcurrant jam.
Dry, charcoal, burnt raisin and liquorice with faint tobacco leaf (especially with water).
Blackened fruit cake, matchbox lighting strip, coal dust, burnt raisins and cracked black pepper spice typifies this sherried pot still whiskey with sweet balancing liquorice and blackcurrant jam released with water. A splash of water is essential to experience this whiskey at its best.