Redbreast 15 Year Old
70cl / 46%
Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Redbreast 15 is richer, earthier and stronger than its 12 year old sibling - wow what a dram.
NOSE: Full and rich with a complex yet balanced mix of berry fruits and aromatic oils.
TASTE: Fully round and mellow with the succulence of fleshy fruit combined with spices and toasted wood.
FINISH: Long and sophisticated.
Now a permanent expression in the family having originally launched as a limited edition, Redbreast 15 Year Old is matured in a combination of Spanish Oloroso sherry casks and American Bourbon whisky barrels. Bottled at the higher ABV strength of 46%, Redbreast 15 Year Old is non chill filtered.
W & A Gilbey was founded in 1857 and began in small basement cellars at the corner of Oxford Street and Berwick Street in London. Gilbeys benefitted greatly from the introduction of the off-licence system introduced in 1860 and a commercial agreement between Britain and France in 1861, following which, the British Prime Minister Gladstone reduced duty on French wines from 12 shillings to 2 shillings. Gilbeys were successful from the start and, within a couple of years, had branches in Dublin, Belfast and Edinburgh.
Hallelujah! Redbreast re-launched
In December 1991, Redbreast was re-introduced by Irish Distillers Limited, after an absence of almost 10 years. The veritable pot still whiskey was given a thorough makeover and benefitted from Irish Distiller's revamped wood programme. The flawless pot still distillate from Midleton Distillery was now maturing in only the finest sherry and bourbon casks. Whiskey writer Michael Jackson said "IDG relaunched Redbreast as a 12 year old. This is traditional Irish pot-still at its richest: well matured and with a generous slug of sherry. For some lovers of this style, Redbreast approaches perfection." He goes on to say that "Those oily, cakey aromas still have me hankering for a weekend in Dublin. Tea and cakes at the Shelbourne, then off to the Horseshoe Bar for the first whiskey of the evening."
Redbreast 15 launched
In 2005, the seminal Redbreast 15 is released. This bottling was produced for long-time champion and French distributor of Redbreast, La Maison du Whiskey, Paris, as part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations. The whiskey, which is comprised of a slightly different formulation to the venerable 12 year old, was bottled at 46% abv (alcohol by volume) and was non chill filtered. The whiskey is an instant hit and in the following year, was chosen by Jim Murray as the Whisky Bible 'Irish Whiskey of the Year'.
Redbreast er en whiskyserie destilleret på Middelton destilleriet i det sydlige Irland. Af de forskellige irske whiskystilarter er Redbreast så afgjort en af de mest fyldige, cremede og intense pure pot still irish whiskeys på markedet.
Redbreast 15 Year Old
Oloroso Sherry & American Oak casks
Pure pot still Irish whiskey
Non chill filtered – Tripple distilled
Bottled at 46 % vol.
Farve: Intens mørk gylden med orange skær.
Duft: Fyldig og meget indbydende. Indflydelsen fra de Oloroso sherryfadene fornemmes med det samme – tørrede frugter, søde kirsebær, rosiner og chokolade. Toffee, vanilje, pandekager og en smule kardemomme smelter smukt sammen med de spanske toner. Whiskeyens tykt olierede karakter trænger gennem duften mod slutningen og vidner om en nærtstående stor smagsoplevelse.
Smag: Vanilje, pisket marengs, mælkechokolade og lidt prikkende egeplanke. Hen mod slutningen kommer mere frisk brændt eg, brune krydderier og en enorm mundfyldende sødme som ligger sig blidt på ganen. I eftersmagen blandes alle ingredienserne i en dejlig kage, som smages i lang tid…
“May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rains fall soft upon your fields” lyder to vers i et kendt irsk digt og beskriver enkelt og klart den oplevelse Redbreast 15 Years Old giver. Whiskeyen er utrolig kærtegnende og intens, og man kan ikke undgå at blive glad efter en dram eller to.