Redbreast Dream Cask 20 Year Old PX Edition – Tasting Notes

This year’s Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition has been one of the most hotly anticipated Irish Whiskey launches for World Whiskey Day 2019.

Deciding to launch once again on the global day that celebrates all categories of whiskey, gave the Redbreast team the opportunity to successfully build great anticipation for the next members only release, without any pertinent information being leaked ahead of time, which in today’s digital world is a feat to be applauded. Continue reading “Redbreast Dream Cask 20 Year Old PX Edition – Tasting Notes”

Redbreast Dream Cask 20 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Edition

To celebrate World Whiskey Day 2019, the folks at Irish Distillers, and Redbreast Whiskey have launched Midleton Distillery’s first ever Pedro Ximénez cask finished whiskey.

The Redbreast Dream Cask PX Edition is a 20 year old, single cask, Single Pot Still Irish whiskey that was created by Master Blender, Billy Leighton, in collaboration with blender, Dave McCabe. Continue reading “Redbreast Dream Cask 20 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Edition”

Sonny Molloy’s Redbreast 16 Year Old Single Cask – A Review

They say that history is cyclical, that humans are doomed to repeat themselves if we do not learn from those who have gone before us. Well this is one instance that I am delighted history is repeating itself. Once again bars are curating their own stocks of whiskeys from some of Ireland’s best distilleries. Continue reading “Sonny Molloy’s Redbreast 16 Year Old Single Cask – A Review”

The Palace Bar – Redbreast 17 Single Cask

The Palace Bar, in my opinion, is one of Dublin’s finest Victorian public houses. Nestled on the busy corner of Fleet Street, leading to Temple Bar, The Palace Bar has been delighting Dublin’s imbibers for the last two centuries. Opened in 1823 this establishment was operated by the Ryan family until its assumption by the current proprietors, the Aherns, in the 1940’s. This has been the watering hole of choice for many literary greats throughout the years and has had a long and deeply entwined history with whiskey in Dublin. Continue reading “The Palace Bar – Redbreast 17 Single Cask”

Redbreast 15 – Review

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So with the announcement of Whisky Magazine’s World Whiskey Awards I thought I would put up my review of the World’s best pot still Redbreast 15 year old.

Now as I’m sure you’ve gathered from my previous posts and the title of this blog I am a huge pot still fan and I am absolutely delighted that Redbreast 15 took the crown at this year’s awards!

Colour: Golden yellow with a slight hint of red.

Nose: Warm, spice fruit cake, caramel, toffee saltiness, assortment of fruit and honey sweetness.

Palate: large open, full bodied, strong spice, honey sweetness, salty & oily body and slight hints of toasted oak.

Finish: Long finish. Saltiness remained, beautiful toasted oak.

Score: 95/100.

Definitely a step up from it’s younger brother, to be honest I wouldn’t have even said they were related if I hadn’t seen the packaging. That said I haven’t tried the 12 CS strength yet, which I hear gives this expression a run for its money. All in all, this is by far my favourite pot still whiskey out there and I haven’t a doubt in my mind why it won best pot still. It was originally released as a once off edition but was made a full time expression in IDL’s brilliant pot still range. I personally am appreciative of the special hand selections that the small run 12 CS, 15 and 21 get to ensure that they are the best the current casks have to offer.

I would put this in the top two best whiskeys I’ve tasted to this point in my existence, maybe that’ll change some day but for now I’m ensuring I’m never left without a bottle of 15.

TL;DR: Redbreast 15 is dram good!