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Redbreast Kentucky Oak Edition

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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: This is a gateway whiskey for those looking to either get into bourbon or for those looking to take a baby step outside of bourbon and want a complex Irish whiskey.
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  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: Amongst the Whisky
  • Excerpt: It's not as complex as I'd hope out of a higher price point limited release such as this, but I'd certainly like to enjoy another glass of it at the end of the day.
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  • Raided Score: 97
  • Publication: Rob Report
  • Excerpt: The Kentucky Oak Edition is unlike any Redbreast you've tasted before.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled for Redbreast and finished in American Oak barrels from the Taylor Family Elk Cave Farm in Kentucky, this is Redbreast's Kentucky Oak Edition.

  • Nose:

    Buttered biscuits and honey on the nose, peaches and cream, some lightly sour milk funk and cocoa, touch of coconut shavings. Sweet, buttery, lightly oaky.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouthfeel, bold spice kicks off the palate along with rich nougat, sweet cream, touch of honey, caramel, coconut and wood shavings.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, lightly bitter, full of creamy nougat, light fruits like plum and peach, and some tannic dryness.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this is an interesting release, though perhaps a touch disjointed to really shine like past editions have. At $100, it's really up to the drinker to decide if completing the series on their shelf is worth owning one of the weaker, recent, Redbreast releases.

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