Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - (UB Collection,Finalist,Great Value,Tried & True Award)- Marigold/wheat field yellow appearance that shines. Assertive, breakfast cereal bouquet is desert dry, woody/oaky, slightly pine needle-like. Taste profile features integrated flavors of white raisins, buttered honey wheat toast, cooking oil, and baked pear. A fine-tuned whiskey of preeminent class. (Mar 2015)
Redbreast is a very special whiskey within the Irish Distillers fortified as itís the only 12 year old Pure Pot Still available. It was first launched in 1939 as the brand name given to the pot still whiskey supplied by Jameson to whiskey bonders before bottling at the distillery became the norm in 1968. Stocks of whiskey in bondersí stores petered out, and thus Redbreast all but disappeared until its re-launch by the distillery in the 1990s as a single pot still whiskey. This pure pot still whiskey is matured for a minimum of 12 years in sherry casks and Bourbon barrels. Like all good pot still whiskeys, it is strongly flavoured and assertive, making it a rare treat for the connoisseur of fine old whiskey.