Redbreast 12 Year old
great Irish whiskey
27th Oct 2012
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Tasting Notes by mywhisky
I am somewhat new to whiskey and this will be my first review. I bought this bottle based on many of the reviews on this and other sites, and was not disappointed. I returned to the bottle over a few days to get a whiff of it and grow accustomed to it.
Nose: Dried fruits and spices; vanilla, raisins, apricot (dried), ginger, almond
Body: Medium bodied; creamy, balanced
Palette: Starts sweet and fruity with a slight tartness; some malt, fall harvest fruits, vanilla. Then a bit of pepper and warmth with a non-resiny bittnerness.
Finish: Fading mild spice leaves a relatively long but gentle breads and maybe a little nutty.
Overall: It is not a BIG flavor whiskey, more gentle, but I really enjoyed this whiskey and it is more complex than I initially thought. It is very sweet, all holiday spice and dried fruit on the nose, but not as sweet on the palette as I expected it to be (it should be noted that I’m a little more used to bourbon). My wife laughed as I nosed this thing for hours, I love the smell. I also enjoyed the very creamy well balanced body and the finish, though not strong, lingered a long time with a lovely flavor like that of a light yeasty bread, but not an ultra sweet one. Very nice and well balanced Irish pot still, perfect for the oncoming winter.