Produced by the Single Pot Still* method in Midleton distillery, Redbreast 12 Cask Strength is aged in Bourbon and Oloroso barrels for 12 years, and then bottled with a high alcohol level of ,2 in barrel hardness without adding water (Cask strength).
*Single Pot Still: As the name suggests, these whiskeys are produced in traditional copper stills called "Pot Still". Similar to single malt whiskeys, malted barley and unmalted barley are also used in the production of this type of whiskey, which must be produced in a single distillery. (For my writing on Single Pot Still whiskeys…)
Redbreast 12 Cask Strength for the first time At the Dingle Whiskey bar in Dublin I had the opportunity to taste it with the Redbreast Lustau Edition.
Redbreast 12 Cask Strength (Single Pot Still Whiskey, 58.2% abv)
Nose: Quite fruity and fresh. Although the alcohol is ahead at the first sniff, it gradually softens and sweet notes emerge. Vanilla, lemon, oak and spice. A slightly burnt, delicious nose.
Palate: A burning and spicy palate where alcohol is at the forefront. After the heat, fruity aromas such as lime, orange and pear emerge. In addition, it is possible to buy dried fig and cinnamon flavors.
Finish: A very long, spicy finish. Slightly burnt and dry.
Overall: Redbreast 12 Cask Strength with its complex and strong structure, “Irish whiskey is softOne of the whiskeys that proves its generalization wrong.
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