Another Irish review today.
Haven't been too keen on the Irish stuff I've tried so far (only 13 mind you!!), with my highest score being 82 for a single Sherry cask Redbreast.
This one is also a Redbreast, also Sherry so hopes were high.
Redbreast Lustau 46%
Nose: Marzipan, Sherry, raisin, Cherry and dirty orange, almond and hazelnut.
Taste: Quite rich but soft, slightly oily, orange, slightly rubbery Sherry and cherry. Then some marzipan and almond.
Finish: Medium length. Cherry chewy sweets then some chocolate and dry oak spice.
Sherry finish NAS. It has potential but never quite comes together with enough balance. Also feels slightly generic as a Sherry finish. Funnily enough I preferred the Glendalough 7yo to this by a hairs width. Just a little more character maybe.
Thanks for reading!
Irish Whiskey Review #13
Whisky Network Review #464
Network Average: 74.8
Best Score: 92
Worst Score: 44
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
75-79 Very Good
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