Been a while since I relaxed with a fantastic Irish whiskey. Seems like it’s been a lot of bourbons and gins lately, which i am definitely not complaining about! This Redbreast 15 was just calling my name today, and I just couldn’t say no. So many wonderful flavours and a ton of character wrapped up into one neat package. It is just one of those whiskies that just bring so much joy with every sip!
Redbreast as a brand has been around since the early 1900’s, but production dipped for a while. In the 90’s Redbreast was brought back onto the market, by Irish Distillers with the 12 year old and the brand continues to sit on top of the Irish whiskey market. I am also a big fan of the 12 year, but this 15 just pulls out so much more flavour for me.
This is a single pot still whiskey, which means it uses a mash of both malted and unmalted barley. Where single malt uses only 100% malted barley. Single pot still whiskey is exclusive to Ireland and gives the whiskey it’s distinct spicy character.
If you are a fan of Irish whiskies but have not yet ventured into the Redbreast offerings yet, make this or the 12 your next adventure! Exceptionally smooth and refined, not to mention very moreish! Quite a lot of stimulating layers of flavour. Lovely thick mouthfeel that is like fresh honey coating your tongue, and flavours of fresh baked apples. The woody-ness and slight spice comes through nicely. There is no doubt why this whiskey has taken so many awards!
This is going to make a very enjoyable Sunday evening! Pop on over to the site for your very own bottle!
Have a wonderful week!