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When thinking of Irish movies and Readbrest 12, The Commitments comes to my mind. Redbreast 12 years old is a product that has to be done with so much commitment, that it shows in the taste as well. I think this is a unique whiskey and a nice exception from other fruity whiskies. Actually I don't even know how to categorize this one. Is it a spicy or a fruity one? Never mind, it tastes brilliant.
Only thing that bothered me was the finish. I'm not saying it was bad. On the contrary, the taste of the finish was good. It should have just taken a bit longer. Not just for the pure pleasure it was giving but because of the long and warming nose and taste as well. It would've been a suitable continuum.
I think this is a holiday whiskey. I could imagine myself buying this for next Christmas dinner. This surely is not a Bloody Sunday whiskey (wow, another Irish movie reference!) but a great Sunday whiskey. Well done!
Nose: Sweet and very warming. Bit fruity with the smell of apples. Vanilla and ginger on the background.
Taste: Creamy/syrupy body with the warmth continuing to grow. This has warming spices in a gentle way. Great mix of cinnamon, pepper and vanilla.
Finish: I wish it had lasted longer, that's how good it was. with a bigger finish this would've definitely been over 90 points. It has a nice combination of warming spices and fruits though.
Balance: I can't explain it well enough but this has a unique taste. Though I've tasted only two different types, I'm starting to believe the claims that this is Ireland's best whiskey. Creamy and easy to drink.