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Redbreast 15 Year Old


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

19th Mar 2023


Redbreast 15 Year Old
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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The last time I put the Redbreast 2015 on the lips, dates back to 2010. Today the same whiskey is in the glass, but admittedly from a more recent bottling, namely 2019.

The nose is a panoply of apples. Really, you can discover different species, but the dominant species is the Granny Smith. Some pepper and cinnamon on top and we have the essence. In the background some caramel and vanilla and a relatively firm spiciness (as I can actually expect from pot still).

It is nice and creamy on the tongue (and in that sense a big step up from the 12-year-old) and in addition to the fruit and caramel, I get a lot of honey and a cartload of spices here. Nutmeg, hint of cloves but especially a lot of pepper. And it works. Delicious whiskey.

In the finish it becomes drier, but it remains sufficiently juicy and fruity to resist the tannin.

This is a really good Irish whiskey. And worth its price tag from 90 to 100 EUR. Thanks again, Benny!

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