Let’s be honest, in my lifetime of whisky drinking I’ve mainly gone ahead and reached for that Scotch whisky. I was never much of an Irish whiskey drinker until Green Spot and now Redbreast made an appearance in my life. These two whiskies have completely shown me what I was missing out in Irish whiskey. For all those Scotch whisky drinkers, if you haven’t tried any of these, then run don’t walk to try these because they will blow you away.
I first wrote about Green Spot on July 3rd of this year but it wasn’t till this very past weekend that I finally sampled Redbreast 12 Cast Strength. I will assure you that Redbreast 12 Cask Strength did not disappoint; it just made me wish I had not waited this long to try it.
Redbreast 12 Cask Strength to me is extremely smooth Irish whiskey and it is single pot still whiskey at its finest. Even though the single pot still process has begun to revive itself, Green Spot and Redbreast have been using this process from the start and were the only two brands that never stopped using this process to this day and age.
This Cask Strength is matured in Oloroso Sherry Casks much like the original Redbreast 12. It has an ABV of 57.7% and if you were to buy a bottle it would cost you around $60-$80 depending on where you buy.
- Golden color with hints of amber
- The first note I tasted in the palette was a peppery note. That was followed by spices and a hint of sherry.
- This whiskey ended with a nice mild burn but with a smoothness that only made me smile. The first words I said after my first sip was, “Wow, now that is good.”
Sampling this Cask Strength was a great way to start the weekend and it is a whiskey I will certainly be adding to my collection.
For all those non whiskey drinkers looking for a nice Irish whiskey to try then you don’t have to look any further, you’ll love this Redbreast 12 Cask Strength so please go ahead and give it a world. And if by any chance you ever find yourself in Ireland then grab a sample or maybe even a bottle to bring back of Green Spot. It too will not disappoint!