Wednesday 4 October 2017

Redbreast 12 Cask Strength Review [From Paris with Love]

Hi everyone,

Irish whiskey... I've got a bit of strange relationship with it, as with Bourbon.
I just don't get the balance and complexity that I would from a Scotch. Often the style is too much of this artificial, rubbery fruit juice that everyone else seems to love.
I haven't tried too many yet though, and there is hope coming in the form of many new Irish distilleries.

Redbreast 12 Cask Strength 57.2%
Colour: Gold
Body: Full
Nose: Sweet with some tropical fruit but more gummy bears and chewy fruit sweets. There's an interesting gun smoke note.
Taste: Really intense, gummy bear, some tropical fruit, dry oak, slight rubber and that gun smoke or maybe gun oil? (I went gun shooting in France once)
Finish: Long length. Spicy, tingling, Madeira-y actually, some fresh fruit.
It's not really balanced to be honest, although the gun notes are nice. It's very good whisky, but not perhaps as good as I was expecting.

Thanks for reading!

Irish Review #15
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