Review: Redbreast 12yo Cask Strength

redbreast-12-year-old-cask-strength-whiskeyRedbreast 12yo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey – Cask Strength – 57.7% abv

Colour: Classic golden yellow.
Nose: Slightly bighty due to the high abv. It’s a malt whisky but has quite a corn type nose to it, with some coffee grouts, nuts, fruits, dried peel and spices.
Palate: Fairly hot at first due to high abv, but it’s smooth and quite thick… although maybe lighter than you might expect possibly due to triple distillation. There’s grass and coconut with chocolatey notes mixed with spices.
Finish: Long and warming, creamy with some spice.
Water: I find the high abv a little too much for me, a drop of water therefore works wonders, it reduces the burn a little and makes it much more accessible, although tones some of the flavours down just a little bit although it still leaves a nice creamy finish.
Thoughts: This is a very popular dram it seems… and it’s very good too. However, it’s not entirely my bag… I’m enjoying drinking it and wouldn’t turn down it if offered mind you.
Available: Master of Malt – £72.71

Thanks to Redbreast for the review sample.

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