Redbreast 12 Year Cask Strength Irish Whiskey
(750 ml) [USC 98] [WA 96]
Regular price $169.99 Sale price $107.97 Save $62.02
Notes about Whiskey:
This cask strength expression gives a glimpse of Redbreast 12 in its natural, full flavored taste.
Made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley and then triple distilled in copper pot stills, Redbreast 12 boasts the flavor complexity and distinctive qualities of Pot Still whiskey. Matured in a combination of Bourbon seasoned American Oak barrels and Oloroso Sherry seasoned Spanish oak butts, the distinctive Redbreast sherry style is a joy to behold in each and every bottle. The Cask Strength expression gives a glimpse of Redbreast 12 in its natural, full flavored taste.
Nose: Succulent exotic fruit with a little citrus, complementing deeper notes of dried apricot and sultana. Infusion of assorted spices and toasted wood.
Taste: Rich, fully rounded and mellow with luscious fruit and spices. Sweetness of vanilla and a touch of oak.
Finish: Satisfyingly long with the sophisticated combination of fruit and spices slowly giving way to toasted oak, then barley.
Platinum - Ascot Awards 2023
"Whoa! This cask strength Irish ass kicker has big vanilla notes with maple syrup, crushed pecans, and cinnamon. A few drops of water in this beast makes fruit notes pop!"
Double Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2023, 2022, 2021
Master - Irish Whiskey Masers 2023, 2021
Gold - Intl Spirits Challenge 2023, 2022
98 Pts, Chairman's Trophy, Top 100 - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2021
"Dried orange and caramel nose with generous sherry sweetness on the palate and plenty of spice. The flavor of caramel sauce and fruitcake continues through the palate where wood tannins and vanilla reign and some heat comes through as well."
Irish Whiskey of the Year - Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2020
96 Points - Whisky Advocate
"Irish Distillers has already released two 90+ pot still whiskeys this year, but this is the knockout blow, an immense take on the wonderful Redbreast. The nose gives little away, all damp autumn leaves and fermenting forest fruit, but on the palate it's a fireworks display, a colorful mix of apple and pear, berries, vine fruits, chocolate liqueur, and oily pureed fruit. It's coming to the States soon, and rumor has it there's more to follow. But this will do. I can't think if I've ever tasted a better Irish whiskey."