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Redbreast 21 year old Irish single pot still whiskey is a price winning spirit by the New Midleton distillery in Cork. Being a pot still whiskey means that it’s been made out of malted and unmalted barley. Midleton is very good at making single pot still whiskies.
I managed to get a sample of this at Turku Beer and Whisky Festival (Turun Olut- ja Viskimessut) on November 2019. This is their oldest expression and I’m a fanboy of the Redbreast brand and Midleton distillery. So this was going to be a treat for me.
Redbreast 21YO whiskey has been matured in a mixture of bourbon barrels and first-fill Oloroso sherry casks.
Rich layered whisky that needs to be explored
I’m sad to say that even though it was fascinating to get a chance to taste this whiskey, I couldn’t get the best out of the situation. I really need a whole bottle or a big sample of this at my home.
This whiskey is complex but restrained at first. Unraveling it ain’t gonna happen in a festival when you’re in a hurry for getting as much samples as possible.
That’s why I made myself a promise, I have to buy this whiskey somewhere to give full judgement.