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Redbreast 12 Year Old

Pot stillness in a glass

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@UisgebethaReview by @Uisgebetha

10th Dec 2014


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Redbreast is Jameson’s brand of pure Irish pot still whiskey. The quality is consistent with their other products, although this seems to have got pricey of late which is disappointing, the 15 year old version even more so than this.

How to described pot still flavours/aromas? They don’t lend themselves to easy description, and blended Irish whiskies tend to be heavily influenced by them which is a problem when constructing a review. I liken pot still flavours to a combination of boiled cabbage, soap and petrol, but that makes it seem deeply unpleasant, it’s not, as most people who’ve drunk Irish whiskey know.

Lovely soft aroma of pot still characteristics with some barley malt and a variety of fruit. I get hints of melon, apples and even some mango. On the palate there is an ocean of pot still flavours complimented by some honey sweetness, fruit and barley again and some clove like spice. The finish is of medium length more bittersweet with that clove flavour continuing to mix with the white fruit flavours.

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