REDBREAST 21-YEAR-OLD SINGLE POT STILL IRISH WHISKEY

REDBREAST 21-YEAR-OLD SINGLE POT STILL IRISH WHISKEY

REDBREAST 21-YEAR-OLD SINGLE POT STILL IRISH WHISKEY

In the year 1857, W&A Gilbey Co. started in a basement cellar at Oxford Street, London. The company, a wine and spirit merchant, then expanded to Dublin, Edinburgh, and Belfast by the turn of the century, and had one of the biggest stocks of maturing whiskey in their cellars. In the year 1912, Gilbeys started to sell a 12-year-old whiskey, which was named Redbreast.

The name Redbreast was a reference to the bird Robin Redbreast and is attributed to the Chairman of Gilbeys, as he was a passionate ornithologist. Today, Redbreast 21-Year-Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey pays homage to the Irish origins of the whiskey and the legacy of Gilbey.

Production

This whiskey is made from malted and unmalted barley. The barley is mashed and milled before it is triple-distilled by passing through traditional copper pot stills, making it single pot still whiskey. The addition of un-malted barley to the mashbill of the whiskey, together with the tradition of triple-distillation, is a unique Irish approach of whiskey making.

After the distillation process is finished, the whiskey is matured in a combination of American oak casks and European oak casks. The American oak casks that are used will be previously used to mature Bourbon and the European oak casks will be previously used to mature Spanish Oloroso Sherry.

The whiskey is left in the casks for 21 years, and after the sleep of 21 long years, the whiskey is bottled without using chill filtration technique. As chill filtration is not used, the whiskey will have a rich and oily aroma, with touches of fresh mint, citrus, and berries. You can also experience notes of spices, oak, raisins, and caramelized apples in Redbreast 21-Year-Old whiskey, with a finish of Sherry.

Tasting Note

Nose: The whiskey has a nose of crushed peanuts tropical pineapple, which is a bit like the one that you get on soft cheese rings.

Palate: The drink is reassuring and mouth filling. The drink offers a taste of menthol with spiciness, and there is a touch of nectarine on the tail.

Finish: The finish is little fruity and give way to sweet barley notes.