Redbreast is an Irish whiskey brand coming from New Midleton distillery in Cork, Republic of Ireland (along with Green Spot and many other famous brands). Made with traditional Irish way, it is a Single Pot Still (also known as Pure Pot Still) whiskey. Made from malted and unmalted “green” barley in a pot still. Redbreast is the only Single Pot Still whiskey with an age statement.
When I think of Irish films and Redbreast 12YO, one movie comes into my mind: The Commitments. I think that Redbreast 12 year old whiskey is a dram made with much commitment.
Commitment shows in the taste and in the way it is produced from malted barley and unmalted “green” barley in a pot still. A unique dram with rich and fruity expression with warming spices. The only weak point, if I even may call it one, is the finish. Not bad at all, but too quick. I’d like it to linger much longer, that’s how good the aftertaste is.
The long and warming nose and taste are so magnificent, that a long finish would’ve been a superb continuum. Well, never mind the fast finish, this is a great dram. Good for holidays, definitely for the Christmas table.
Not a Bloody Sunday whiskey – a nice Sunday dram. Wow, I just made another Irish movie reference!
You can also enjoy cask strength version of Redbreast 12 year old whiskey. Check out my review if heavy ABV interests you.