Irish Whiskey - Blended

Redbreast 15yr Pure Pot Still Single Malt Irish Whiskey

From: Ireland Liquor Review Category: Blended Irish Whiskey

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99th Percentile
This score falls in the 99th percentile of all spirits in the Whiskey category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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Redbreast Irish whiskey is a label that was first launched as a Jameson product specific to whiskey bonders, dwindled, and then enjoyed a rebirth in the 1990s. It is still produced at the Midleton Distillery where Jameson is produced. Their signature distinction is the "pure pot still whiskey," which means it is made in the Irish tradition of eschewing more mass-produced column still distillation.

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This bottle has 4 ratings and 4 reviews.
WhiskyChick WhiskyChick (26)
Rating: 4.0 (2016-05-09)
Strong, bitter with light fruit in the back of the mouth. Well balanced and smooth. It's a particularly strong whiskey - very good.
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Muncher Muncher (584)
Rating: 3.0 (2015-11-08)
I'm trying this one side by side with the Redbreast 12 year. The color is identical: both are the standard light gold color. The noses are similar: they both have that light, fruity, powdered sugar like quality to them. I do like the increased oak presence in the 15, but there is also a noticeable alcohol note in the nose which I don't like. On the palate there are definite similarities between the two, where they differ is mainly in the balance, oak, and overall intensity. The 15 year has quite a bit more oak and char almost to the point of being excessive, which throws the balance off a bit. On paper I would guess the 15 to be my favorite between the two; it's older, non chill filtered, and 92 proof instead of 80, but I guess I prefer balance over strength in this case. Overall I prefer the 12 year, especially considering that I paid nearly double the price for the 15 ($40 vs $77).
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Buck Mulligan Buck Mulligan (75)
Rating: 5.0 (2015-03-05)
Im a bit jaded re Irish Whiskey, as I compare everything I try to Bushmills 16, which is an awfully tall order. I must say that this dram is full bodied, rich for an an Irish whiskey. But the depth of flavor is simply outstanding. And the notes of sherry linger on the palate for minutes. Wonderful.
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held5034 held5034 (8)
Rating: 5.0 (2011-09-10)
Outstanding
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