Irish Whiskey Magazine - Redbreast 27

Redbreast 27

This 27 year old expression is the latest addition to the Redbreast permanent
portfolio. This single pot still gives brings added complexity as it includes whiskey
matured in Ruby Port casks as well as first and second fill bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks. Bottled at cask strength 54.6%. RRP €495.

Omar Fitzell Notes

Nose

A stone and dark berry fruit bomb. Peaches, plums, black currant and blackberry. Orange citrus and almonds.

Palate

Oily, creamy mouth feel. Raisins and dates along with some leather. Chocolate covered pineapple jumps out at me.

Finish

Long and lingering with a dry prickly spice that just goes on and on with some nuttiness at the end.

Overall

An absolute beauty. One of the longest finishes of any Irish whiskey I’ve had, bar the Dream Cask 32 and the Method and Madness 28. It just continues on and on. Superbly balanced with just enough of a kick to it. I’m really glad it is part of the core range.

Al Higgins notes

Nose

Black cherries, prunes, blueberries, preserved fruits, quince jelly, spices, chocolate covered Turkish delight, cloves and mace. Incredible complexity.

Palate

Massive weight and complexity. Flavours of maraschino cherries, Bakewell tarts, redcurrants, prunes, chocolate caramels, mocha coffee and toasty oak.

Finish

Great length and amazing depth. Lots of flavour development all the way to a spicy finish.

Overall

Better than many of the single cask Redbreast editions. The weight and complexity of flavours is incredible. Worth the price tag!

Irish Whiskey Magazine - Omar Fitzell

Omar Fitzell

Omar has been lurking in the background of the Irish Whiskey Industry since 2010 when he started his journey through tasting, enjoying and collecting whiskey. In January 2018 he launched the online blog “That’s Dram Good” which, in those few short months, has become one of the most popular whiskey blogs in Ireland.

You can find him on:
• Twitter – @thatsdramgood
• Facebook – ThatsDramGood

Irish Whiskey Magazine - Al Higgins

Al Higgins

Over 20 years of experience in drinks retail and a member of the team at the Celtic Whiskey Shop since 2003. Alastair is chief tester and taster at the shop and is also coordinator for the Irish Whiskey Awards. When he is not working he is either training for ultra-marathons, parenting or drumming with his band Le Galaxie.

You can find him on:
• Twitter – @mostlydrinking

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