A new expression in the Redbreast range, introduced in the latter half of 2016. This single pot still Irish whiskey was initially matured in a combination of American and European oak casks for 9 to 12 years, before being transferred over to first fill Oloroso Sherry casks from Bodegas Lustau for a year.
Nose: Toasted almond, Curaçao orange peel studded with clove and slowly growing notes of juicy sultanas.
Palate: Milk chocolate and honey (almost a bit Crunchie-like), cinnamon, walnut and poached plum.
Finish: Apple turnovers and crushed cinnamon.
These impart a wonderful flavour to what is already a richly flavoured whiskey. It’s in a totally different class to the peaty Islay classics, but if you like smooth, mellow and drink all-night whiskies, you’ll find it hard to do better than this, for the price.