Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength
Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey is identical to normal Redbreast 12 Year Old except it has not been diluted between Cask and Bottle, leaving it at an eye watering 58.6% ABV . So be careful! Most Irish Whiskey is at this strength when it leaves the cask, but most Irish Whiskeys are also diluted with pure water down to about 40% abv before they are bottled.
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Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength Irish Whiskey
Most whiskey is at a strength of around 60% when it is taken from the barrel to be bottled.
The majority of whiskeys are then diluted with pure water down to around 40% before they are bottled. Cask strength whiskeys are normally well aged whiskeys which will be around 55% when taken straight from the barrel. The plus point of cask strength whiskey is that the flavour is much more intense. The minus is that there can be a great degree of alcohol mouth burn for the novice whiskey drinker.
Cask strength whiskey therefore is really only recommended for purchase and consumption by the experienced whiskey aficionado.
Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask StrengthTasting Notes
- Nose: A really full and intense nose with Pot Still exotic spices combined with a rich fruitiness and lots of gentle wood.
- Taste: Really smooth and powerful with lots of spices and fruit with 12 years of wood in the background.
- Finish: Lovely long and complex finish with the taste above still there to the end.
Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength is one for the Irish whiskey aficionado who wants their whiskey from a place one step closer to the distillery. Beginners, beware of alcohol burn which can over power an inexperienced palate. Although a two Pooka whiskey, I’d wait until you have appreciated a few Three Pooka whiskeys before returning to sample a cask strength. Redbreast is casked in small quantities of maybe no more than 75 casks at a time allowing each run to have a unique cask influence.
Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength Fact File
Brand Name: Irish Distillers
Name: Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Age Statement: 12 Years
Filtered?: Non Chill Filtered
Whiskey Type: Pot Still Whiskey
Cask Type: Individually inspected Bourbon Barrels and Sherry Butts
Pooka Scale: 2 on the Pooka scale
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