Redbreast is produced by the New Midleton distillery, founded in early 17th century and located in Midleton, County Cork, Ireland. It is the largest distillery in Ireland, and is currently owned by Pernod Richard.
Characterized for their complex flavors and full, creamy mouthfeel, Pot Still Irish Whiskeys are created from a mash of malted and unmalted barley, which is then triple distilled in traditional copper pot stills. The inclusion of unmalted barley into the mashbill, along with the tradition of triple distillation, is a uniquely Irish approach to whiskey production. Single Pot Still Whiskey, originating from a single distillery, was once the most sought after whiskey style in the world, but its popularity decreased during the hard economic times of the early 20th century. However, in recent years this style of whiskey has been revived, due to renewed interest from whiskey writers and enthusiasts alike, giving rise to demand for new expressions.
Redbreast 12yr is a superb Irish whiskey, triple distilled, and bottled at 40% alc/vol. It’s like a small taste of Ireland right in your glass.
NOSE: Rich, nutty, dried peels, spice.
PALATE: Oily, spice and citrus, marzipan and a hint of sherry.
FINISH: Long, creamy, notes of custard and spice.
Note: Check out the cask strength version of the 12yr, or if you want to take it to a different level, get a bottle of the 15yr, which is bottled at 46% alc/vol. and non chill-filtered.