Redbreast 27 Year Old Irish Whiskey
Once upon a time, Irish whiskey was almost exclusively made with the "single pot still" process. It is this traditional style of whiskey that Redbreast 27-Year-Old celebrates... and no distillery does it better. The oldest permanent release in the Redbreast family, 27-Year-Old is a Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey.
This 27 Year Old is the oldest permanent release in the Redbreast family. A Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey comprising exclusively of Pot Still whiskeys, it has been matured for most of its life in a combination of hand-selected American bourbon and Spanish Sherry casks before being interred in the finest-quality first fill Oloroso Sherry butts for a long rest to bring it to perfection. Bottle maturation ensures that the whiskey has a lingering roundness on the palate.
A succulent medley of exotic fruits, mango, pineapple, blood orange and ripe red berries are complemented by fresh herbs, aromatic oils and wood spices. Vanilla sweetness and treacle toffee add to the richness, while walnuts and toasted oak acknowledge the contribution from a supreme cask selection.
Incredibly rich in texture with a luxuriously fruity introduction. Ripe red fleshed plums, black cherries and summer berries are balanced by the prickle of a hint of chili oil. The taste evolves as cherry menthol introduces vanilla and cinnamon sweet spices combined with red pepper, nutmeg and toasted oak for an intriguing complexity.
A satisfyingly long balance of ripe fruit and wood spices, worthy of a journey of nearly three decades.