Friday, 24 January 2014

Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength

I’ve been loosely avoiding Irish whisky in case I catch that too – here we go.

Thanks to Johnnie Stumbler for the sample!

Redbreast 12 year old cask strength, batch B1/12, 53.6% A+


Nose – Deep,. waxed, cherry malt.  Dark oak.  A bright, sour halo.  Behind this, a beautiful, tropical nose with blood orange, and really clasically balanced cherries, shortbread and glazed cereal.

Body – Extremely smooth, rich chocolate, cake, fabulous sweetness and the red fruit continues.

Finish – Long, balanced, becomes more structured as it progresses.  Ends with drying oak – very good.

What's not good about it:  Too smooth (bourbon like) – lacks structure.

What’s good about it:  Wonderful nose, great balanced sweetness, bold, delicious.

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