Do you have Irish Whiskey in your drink cabinet? Irish whiskey has a distinctive flavor profile that sets it apart from all other whiskey types.
As a Scotch, it lacks the smoky peat flavor, but it offers a floral fruity scent with hints of nuts and vanilla tones. This gives the drink a mellow finish, especially compared to the spicier finish of bourbon or rye whiskey.
When you celebrate the day with friends or family, try one of these classic Irish whiskeys. It will be worth it. Cheers!
Redbreast 21-year-old is the finest representation of the signature Redbreast sherry style. The oldest expression from Redbreast so far, this is a combination of malted and unmalted barley matured in a mixture of bourbon barrels and first-fill oloroso casks, resulting in a rich and complex whiskey.
Produced in very limited quantities, Redbreast 21 represents the ultimate expression of Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey. The 21-year ageing process introduces new levels of depth and an abundantly aromatic and fruitful flavor.
The Redbreast 21 was awarded as Second-Best Whiskey in the World” in 2017 by the Whiskey Bible, and it was reported that this was “the best result for an Irish entrant in Whisky Bible history and only the second time the Emerald Isle has made the top three.
Nose: Remarkable aroma spanning fresh tropical fruits, nuts and rich dried fruit.
Taste: Soft vanilla, toasted oak, sherry nuttiness with a dusting of pot still spices. Luscious fleshy fruit notes complete the creamy mouth feel.
Finish: Lingers, seemingly forever, to oak and pot still spices and then the final bow from the barley – where it all began.
Ireland- Redbreast Small Batch Cask Strength, a limited-edition release consisting of four different expressions bottled at cask strength. Four batches were married together, each batch offering different flavors while still staying true to the character that defines Redbreast.
Redbreast small batch is a single pot still Irish whiskey blended exclusively of pot still whiskeys which have been triple distilled and then matured, for no less than 14 years, in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks.
Spirit Type: Irish Whiskey
Nose: Succulent exotic fruit with a little citrus, complementing deeper notes of dried apricot and sultana. Infusion of assorted spices and toasted wood.
Taste: Succulent exotic fruit with a little citrus, complementing deeper notes of dried apricot and sultana. Infusion of assorted spices and toasted wood.
Finish: Satisfyingly long with the sophisticated combination of fruit and spices slowly giving way to toasted oak, then barley.
The 2017 edition is called ‘Vintage release’. Please check with your merchant to ensure you have the right one. This whiskey has been praised by critics as being the best among Rest of World whiskeys. Whisky Advocate gave it a score of 95.
This whiskey is aged between 12 and 25 years and is matured exclusively in seasoned Bourbon barrels. Midleton Very Rare was launched in 1984 to celebrate the whiskeys of the Midleton distillery, and a new vintage has been released every year since then.
Midleton Very Rare transformed the perception of Irish whiskey. It was not mass-market, but a highly distinguished and limited product. It was the first premium blended whiskey to be produced before any Scottish distillery even began to consider it.
Distiller: Midleton Distillery
Aroma: Ripe fruit notes of sweet pear and apple that develop overtime, adding a delicate touch of mango. Complimented by the charred American Oak, these flavors are further accentuated with additional sweet layers of brown sugar and vanilla, with a light dusting of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove spice.
Taste: Luscious and silky texture with the orchard fruits and pot still spices coming to the fore while the grain’s soft floral notes gently linger in the background, allowing the oak to add dimensions of mild tannins and wood spice.
Finish: The fruits and gentle spice slowly fade, giving way to the oak foundation that leaves a mild roasted coffee and nutty character to linger until the very end.