Nose is full and rich with a complex yet balanced mix of berry fruits and aromatic oils. Taste is fully round and mellow with the succulence of fleshy fruit combined with spices and toasted wood. Finish is long and sophisticated.
There’s a slightly savoury restraint to the whiskey that holds back the richness from getting too sweet, and then the finish is long, cinnamon outlasting the other spices and leather and tobacco joining the wood, with a rich toffee underneath.
Redbreast originated with the wine merchants, W&A Gilbey, whose Dublin branch stored and sold Jameson whiskey from the 1860s, aging them in the store’s emptied sherry barrels, before bottling it under their own label.
Redbreast Single irish Whiskey is a pure pot still whiskey. It’s a blend of malted and unmalted barley and is triple distilled. Like the name suggests, the whiskey has been aged for a minimum of 15 years, and it doesn’t go through chill-filtering before bottling.
Made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley and then triple distilled in copper pot stills, Redbreast 15 is comprised exclusively of Pot Still whiskeys matured in the finest oak casks for no less than 15 years. A careful balance of first fill and refill casks accentuates the assorted spices within Redbreast’s characteristic full and complex flavour.
Nose: Fruity and tangy. Notes of zesty citrus, cut hay, guava, beeswax, manuka honey and tropical fruits.
Palate: Creamy and smooth, notes of cooked fruits, fried banana, orange groves, nutmeg, butterscotch and caramel lattes.
Finish: Custard, peppermint and grapefruit.