Redbreast

Redbreast 1999 Sherry Cask TWE Exclusive ~ 59.9% (Redbreast)

Review: Redbreast 1999  Sherry Cask TWE Exclusive

Category: Irish single pot still whisky

Origin: New Midleton Distillery

Bottling: The Whisky Exchange

ABV: 59.9%

Cost: £180 from The Whisky Exchange

Redbreast 1999 Sherry

What they say:

This single-cask bottling of Redbreast was chosen by attendees of a special tasting at The Whisky Exchange shop in 2015. Distilled on 2 April 1999, this was aged for around 15 years, resulting in a rich and complex whiskey with notes of vanilla, coffee and wood spice.

What I say:

Many thanks to Tom @TomsWhiskyReviews for sharing this official sample from Redbreast, this expression was fully matured in a single sherry butt #30087 and produced 576 bottles at outturn. Declared as colouring added by TWE?

Colour:

Dark ruby gold (16/20), medium sized tears leave fine legs

Nose:

Spirity and spicy initially, deep dried dark and red fruits; raisin, prune, berries, plum, cherry, fig, date, suede leather, honey, vanilla, coconut, strawberry balsamic vinegar.

Taste:

Rich treacle, fruit cake mix, molasses, caramelised demerara sugar, cherry lips & strawberry laces sweeties, raisins, leather, spiced cinnamon & black pepper, aged oak wood, tannic stewed tea, fig, date, cocoa, nutty walnuts and walnut wood

Finish:

Medium-long, spiced dried fruits with rubbery hints & mince pies

Overall:

Rich and robust, spiced Oloroso sherry fruits plenty of raisins served in a metallic copper bowl indicating both heavy sherry influence but good retention of pot still whisky character.

Score: 86/100

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3 replies »

  1. Would you put it on a level with the 21? I find the 12 cask strength to be fair superior to the standard 12 so I’m wondering if the extra alcohol manages to elevate it to the level of the 21.

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      • Interesting stuff, especially since the 21 is one of my favorites. Certainly might be worth a look then. Thanks very much 😃

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