Ireland. Redbreast 15 year Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey 750ml 92 proof. Free shipping.
Redbreast has already become the go-to choice for serious Irish whiskey fans, and this one only improves upon a malt that was already considered perfect. The extra proof also allows rocks drinkers to cool down the malt without completely watering down the flavor.
Characterized for their complex flavors and full, creamy mouthfeel, Pot Still Irish Whiskey is created from a mash of malted and unmalted barley, which is then triple distilled in traditional copper pot stills. The inclusion of unmalted barley into the mashbill, along with the tradition of triple distillation, is a uniquely Irish approach to whiskey production. Single Pot Still Whiskey, originating from a single distillery, was once the most sought after whiskey style in the world, but its popularity decreased during the hard economic times of the early 20th century. However, in recent years this style of whiskey has been revived, due to renewed interest from whiskey writers and enthusiasts alike, giving rise to demand for new expressions.
Matured in a combination of Spanish Oloroso sherry casks and American Bourbon whiskey barrels, Redbreast 15 Year Old is bottled without the use of chill filtering, and at a higher proof than the classic Redbreast 12 Year Old. The nose is subtle and refined, with elegant aromas of berry fruit, spice and toasted wood, accented by a touch of caramel. The palate offers more depth than the nose suggests, offering rich, robust notes of fig, blackberry, toffee, roasted nuts, chocolate and nougat which merge with bold, resinous oak spice on the long finish.
Rated: 92 points - Whisky Advocate