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Country (Irish Whiskey)
Bottler (Irish Distillers)
Age (12 year old Whisky)
Style (Single Pot Still Whiskey)
Full of aroma and flavour, Redbreast 12 Year Old benefits from a strong contribution from distillates which have matured in Oloroso sherry casks, giving it its trademark Christmas cake character.
Taste (according to distillery):
Full flavored and complex, a harmonious balance of spicy, creamy, fruity, sherry and toasted notes.
Single Pot Still:
Single Pot Still (SPS) is a style of whiskey entirely unique to Ireland. The essential feature of SPS whiskey is that whereas single malt whisky is made entirely from malted barley, single pot still whiskey is triple-distilled from a mixture of both malted and unmalted ‘green’ barley. This gives it a distinctive spicy, cereally flavour often referred to as ‘potstill character’ and a rich, silky texture. Until recently, single pot still whiskey was known as ‘pure pot still’. In 2011, however, this term was changed to ‘single pot still’ to comply with UK and US labelling regulations.
2013: Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible (Irish Whiskey of the Year – Score: 96)
2012: Whisky Advocate Awards (Irish Whiskey of the Year)
~$50.00 per bottle (750ml)
I find this to be a very versatile spirit, pairing well with many different types of cigars. I like to smoke something a little on the spicy side with this spirit.