Redbreast 12 Year Cask Strength Review
Redbreast 12 Year Cask Strength
Redbreast 12 Year Cask Strength Details
Distillery: Redbreast / Midleton
Type & Region: Irish Whiskey, Republic of Ireland
Composition: 100% barley, malted and unmalted
Aged: 12 years in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry barrels
From the Redbreast website:“Made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley and then triple distilled in copper pot stills, Redbreast 12 boasts the flavour complexity and distinctive qualities of Pot Still whiskey. Matured in a combination of Bourbon seasoned American Oak barrels and Oloroso Sherry seasoned Spanish oak butts, the distinctive Redbreast sherry style is a joy to behold in each and every bottle. The Cask Strength expression gives a glimpse of Redbreast 12 in its natural, full flavoured taste.”
Redbreast 12 Year Cask Strength overview
In this review, I’m exploring Redbreast Cask Strength Batch B2/19, probably the second batch from 2019. Like prior releases, this is a blend of ex-bourbon and ex-Oloroso sherry-aged whiskeys. Let’s dip our senses into this Irish Whiskey in this Redbreast 12 Year Cask Strength review.
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Redbreast Cask Strength smell
Redbreast Cask Strength still smells great and I’d happily sniff around to discover more.
Redbreast 12 Cask Strength taste & aftertaste
Redbreast 12 Cask Strength a lot of honey, rich vanilla, orange, grapefruit, apple cider, plum, and berries then gently roasted oak, cinnamon, and black pepper. There’s a noticeable roastiness and oakiness that I wasn’t expecting from a single malt whiskey, as well as this slightly rough edginess. It’s not “normal” for single malt, but I really like.
Redbreast Cask Strength Rating
Redbreast Cask Strength is a wild and awesome ride of an Irish Whiskey. Even as a single malt whiskey, it plucks a number of traits from bourbon and rum that challenge and intrigue me in ways no other bourbon, rye, or single malt whiskey does.
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