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Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Redbreast 12 Cask Strength Review [From Paris with Love]
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%
Sweet with some tropical fruit but more gummy bears and chewy fruit sweets. There's an interesting gun smoke note.
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)
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
Whisky Network Review #515
Network Average: 74.2
Best Score: 92
Worst Score: 22
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
75-79 Very Good
Full Disclosure Disclaimer: I currently work as a Brand Ambassador for Penderyn Distillery. The views expressed here are purely my own and do not reflect the views of Penderyn Distillery or The Welsh Whisky Company. I try to maintain as much objectivity as I can but feel free to take my reviews with as big a pinch of salt as you like. Furthermore, my rating scale is NOT based on a Parker type wine scoring scale or a school/college/university % or A-F grade score. You can find more on my scoring
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