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Old 05-22-2006, 08:23 PM   #1
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RedBreast 12 Irish Whiskey

I stopped in the liquor store to look for something different today.

They had not one, but two bottles of RedBreast on the shelf.

Seeing as I have been wanting to try this distilled gold and needed one bottle for a gift, well, what's a fellow to do?

Yeah, I took them both. Woo hoo!

Beautiful color and aroma, very oaky and lots of vanilla and caramel notes.

Very smooth, both with a splash, and without.

Like the Jameson 12, complexity on par with an aged bourbon.
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Old 05-23-2006, 03:42 AM   #2
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This is a great Irish! I love the way the crisp oak and spice notes dart about the lushness of the Sherry cask influence. Tremendous complexity. A fantastic bargain in a Pure Pot Still Whiskey of this age, as well.
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This is by far the best Irish Whisky I have ever had. Great stuff.
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I used to be a Black Bush whore, but since trying Redbreast, I can't go back. I haven't tried the Jameson 12 yet, but it's on the list.

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I used to be a Black Bush whore, but since trying Redbreast, I can't go back.
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I am not a Jameson fan and think that most of their stuff gives Irish whisky a bad name. But I love the Red Breast.
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This is by far the best Irish Whisky I have ever had. Great stuff.


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This stuff is addictive.
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Old 06-11-2006, 12:38 PM   #9
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Nose
Clean, fresh. hint of linseed. Nuts. Cake
Palate
By far the biggest of this selection. Assertive and complex, with lots of development and seemingly infinite dimension. Ginger cake, brazil nuts, treacle
Finish
Licorice-like sherry notes
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Delicious, soothing, contemplative. A great whiskey. Makes me want to get on a plane to Dublin immediately

Jim Murray

Nose
With Green Spot, the most impressive of Irish noses. There’s a fruity, almost rye-like quality, and deft, honeyed sweetness, a touch of sherry, cream soda vanilla and some peppery notes. Breathtaking
Palate
The flavours take off in all directions. Spiciness and a pot still backbone softened by sherry. Very firm with some toffee
Finish
Oily, some licorice and enormous sweet-sour complexity. Spicy and long
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Not quite perfect, but still an astonishing experience

Peter Mulryan

Nose
The very Irish nose tweak of resin, sherry and linseed.
Palate
Fat and oily. Layers of satin ginger, silk honey and hints of spicy liquorice.
Finish
Vanilla pods and marsala.
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This is what real pure pot still whiskey is all about, a glorious contradiction of soft fruit and firm grain, oily seeds and sweet wood. World beating stuff.

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Nose
Intense and full blooded. Pot still richness: citrus oils, hot sealing wax, leather, tobacco, tea, maraschino, overripe fruits, marzipan. Exemplary.
Palate
Ridiculously big. Oozes into the mouth and erupts. Spices galore to the finish. Oily and unctuous.
Finish
Long, rich, oily.
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Whiskey covering the entire spectrum of aroma, taste, feel, flavour. World class


All I can add is that it is my favorite. Redbreast for full body, Knapogue Castle for lighter body and the yuppies can keep the blends.
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