Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Redbreast 1999 Sherry Cask for TWE Review

Hello again,

Today I’ve got something a bit special in terms of Irish whiskey, it’s my first Redbreast. Maybe not exactly the best intro to the range though, as it’s a Sherry monster single cask for The Whisky Exchange.

Redbreast is a brand distilled at the New Midleton distillery, I believe. But I had heard that it is one of the best Irish whiskies out there.

Redbreast 1999 Sherry Cask for TWE 59.9%
Colour: Dark Amber
Body: Full
Nose: Full on, meaty Sherry, oily and very Irish. Syrupy fruit, fig, almost overly sweet.
Taste: Very oily, creamy, red berry, meaty Sherry, red wine-esque. Big mouthfeel, although not as complex as I was expecting.
Finish: Medium/Long length. More meaty red fruit and berry.
With water, this really did better with more balance and integration, a little softer and less sweet too. Definitely the best Irish whiskey I’ve had so far, but I was expecting more from a single cask of a brand with quite a few fans. Also the price is high at £160, of course it’s only available from The Whisky Exchange.
82/100

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