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Redbreast 12 Year Cask Strength

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    12 Years

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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: SpiritSurveyor
  • Excerpt: Definitely picked up a lot of the bourbon barrel but also the dark, juicy fruits from the oloroso sherry barrels. I think I’m going to have to get a bottle of this for myself. More Irish whisky needs to be cask strength.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: At only $15 more than it’s lower ABV brother I feel like this a great value, you’re getting a lot of great whiskey for your money here.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Finishes with sweet spices, a hint of lemon and some vanilla, with some toast and nuttiness present from the sherry cask aging.
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  • Raided Score: 78
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Water is totally mandatory here, but even then, we’re very far from the previous Redbreasts, whether young or older. A much simpler, harsher spirit, without much of the trademark seductively arrogant fruitiness.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The side effect of high-proof whiskey is always that crazy long finish, though (I wouldn’t call it “burn” here), something you can only cut with… another sip.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: But it shines as a base for mixed drinks, as its honeyed Sherry scent and mix of malty apple and faintly smoky flavors stand up to significant dilution.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Whisky Monster
  • Excerpt: With its high proof, easy drinking profile, balance that is out of this world and the taste profile, Redbreast 12 Cask Strength B1/12 should be sipped by every single whisky lover to fill a gap.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Delicious, high proof and really just solid all around.
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  • Intro:

    This is a cask strength release of Redbreast distillate, which is a pot still Irish single malt product.

  • Nose:

    This might sound weird but bread. Sweet, yeasty, caramel-y bread notes. Theres some vanilla as well but not nearly as prominent as the bread notes. Pretty inviting.

  • Taste:

    Malty sweetness, some light floral fruit, some more caramel and vanilla but all subdued. For the proof its very welcoming and there isnt much ethanol bite.

  • Finish:

    Long, mildly hot but gentle overall. More honey and yeasty malt with some more light floral fruit on the way out. Kind of like spiced pears.

  • Overall:

    For a subset whisky I really havent tried a while lot of, this was a great re-introduction. Delicious, high proof and really just solid all around.

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