Redbreast 12 Years Old Cask Strength 70cl 55.8°

Distillery : Midleton / Country : Ireland / Reference: : 23896

This Cask Strenght expression is the unreduced version of the famous 12 year old Redbreast.

This Irish Single Pot Still is made from malted and unmalted barley, then undergoes a triple distillation in copper stills before being matured in a combination of American oak barrels that have contained Bourbon and Spanish oak. having contained Sherry Oloroso.

The result is a complex expression with the rich and distinctive flavors of Redbreast 12 Year Old.

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Features
Volume0.7 L
ABV55.8 °
TypeSingle Pot Still
DistilleryMidleton
CountryIreland
RegionCounty Cork
Age12 years
MaturationOloroso Sherry & Bourbon
PeatNon Peated
CharacteristicsCask Strength & Non-Chill Filtered
PackagingCase
Reference:23896

Redbreast is an exceptional Single Pot Still whiskey produced by the Midleton distillery.


Recognised as one of the best Irish Whiskeys in the world for its perfect balance and complexity similar to great Scotch whiskies, Redbreast is often called the "Irish nectar".


In 1966, John Jameson & Son decided to mingle with whiskey production companies John Power & Son and Cork Distillers Company and established the Irish Distillers Ltd., a sub-company today part of the Pernod-Ricard group. The complete whiskey production is today located in a new building in Midleton distillery, Cork.


Midleton is one of the most modern distilleries in the world. Its production capacity reaches near to 19 million litres a year. 13 stills are operating and make all types of Irish whiskeys combined (Irish pot still, single malt, single grain…).


The old distillery building, much more impressive, has been kept and turned into a museum. Named “The Jameson Heritage Center”, we may admire an amazing water wheel from 1852, a stationary steam machine used to power the distillery and the biggest still the world. It is in one of these old Georgian architecture stone buildings with red shutters that Barry Crockett, the current Midleton distillery Director, was born.

Nose: very fruity, focused on exotic fruits and citrus fruits with deeper notes of apricot and sultana. Add the grilled wood and some spices.

Palate: round, rich in fruit and spices. The sweetness of vanilla brings a mellow side, joined by a woody touch of oak barrels.

Finish: long, rich with a complex combination of fruit and spices giving way to toasted oak, then barley.