16 years 4 months
Closure: Natural cork stopper
Product of: Ireland (Eire)
Released in February 2016, this is the first ever Redbreast single cask bottling. Sherry butt No. 30087 yielded just 576 bottles, exclusively available through The Whisky Exchange.
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.