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The cask-strength expression of the widely-acknowledged definitive standard in Irish pot still whiskey, Redbreast 12 Year.
This exceptional high-proof, single pot still spirit will take you even further on your whiskey journey, with a wonderful layered complexity and that iconic sherry taste that makes Redbreast so beloved.
Not yet a full-on fan of Irish whiskey? This may be the bottle to make you one.
750ml & 112 Proof
|Tasting Notes||Exotic fruits and citrus complement deeper notes of dried apricot and sultana on the nose. An infusion of assorted spices and toasted wood. On the palate, rich, fully rounded and mellow with luscious fruit and spices. Sweetness of vanilla and a touch of oak. A satisfying, long finish as the combination of fruit and spices slowly gives way to toasted oak, then barley.|
Ways to Enjoy
Classic: Most definitely for sipping neat
Unexpected: You didn't hear it from us, but mixing this 1-1 with a top-quality aged rum is certainly not the worst idea.
|Production Notes||Made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley and then triple distilled in copper pot stills, Redbreast 12 boasts the flavor complexity and distinctive qualities of Pot Still whiskey. Matured in a combination of bourbon seasoned American Oak barrels and Oloroso Sherry seasoned Spanish oak butts, the distinctive Redbreast sherry style is very much at play. The Cask Strength expression is natural with full flavored taste, non chill-filtered with no coloring added.|
|Origin Story||In 1903, John Jameson & Sons and Gilbeys Wine & Spirits Import Company agreed that Jameson would send spirit from their Bow Street Distillery to Gilbeys to mature. Gilbey’s was an importer who had a good supply of sherry casks to house the whiskey in. What began as a nickname, 'Redbreast,' given by the Chairman of Gilbeys who was a dedicated birdwatcher, had become the whiskey's official name by 1912.|
|Terroir||The barley used in this whiskey's mash bill is sourced from the Munster region surrounding the Midleton Distillery. The water is sourced from the Dungourney River, which begins in the green hills of nearby Clonmult and flows through a deep glen, making its way to sea at the village of Ballinacurra, one mile outside the town of Midleton.|
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