Redbreast 12 Year Old - 57.7%
Redbreast is one of the very few single pot still whiskies produced today. Redbreast is operated by a subsidiary of Pernod-Ricard called Irish Distillers at the New Midleton Distillery. This is quite a strong whisky yet there is no lose of flavour through it potency.
The beginning of this whisky started when W & A Gilbey in 1857 began to trade out of a London basement in cellars on the corner of Oxford Street in London. Gilbey was massively successful, expanding to Dublin, Edinburgh and Belfast. In 1875 they sold 83,000 casks of Irish whisky. Fast-forward to mid 1960s and Redbreast was being bottled in batches of 18,000 litres a year. However, there was a ten year absence of this whisky after the last bottle of Redbreast was bottled under Gilbey's in 1985. Irish Distillers re-introduced it in 1991 and continues to be a very successful whisky.
ABV: 57.7% (Cask Strength)
NOSE - Dried peels, nutty and fruity
TASTE - Sherry, marzipan, spices, nuts and citrus
APPEARANCE - Medium amber