The Schtick: Redbreast 12 is a pot stilled Irish whiskey that is matured in some percentage of sherry casks. It is bottled with coloring.
Distiller: Midleton (Cork, IE)
Bottler: Redbreast (Midleton, Cork, IE)
ABV: 40% ABV
Age: 12 Years
Nose: Toffee, leather, pepper, honey and fresh baked bread. Rich baking spices. Caramel.
Taste: Medium mouth feel. Mild heat. Lots of honey, currant, raisins and toffee. Fresh baked bread.
Finish: Long with good body. No real heat here. Toffee, caramel and figs make for a nice blend of flavors.
Overall: This is super solid, and I think it’s one of the most approachable Irish whiskeys on the market right now. Rich, flavorful and generally affordable. Price not factored in, but compared to most Bushmills / Jameson products, I would find this to be superior.
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Other Redbreast Expressions I Have Reviewed:
- Review #1056 – Redbreast 12yr Irish Pot Still Whiskey
- Review #735 – Redbreast Lustau
- Review #59. Redbreast Cask Strength