Tasting and Review by Daniel & Rex in the Whisk(e)y Vault
Redbreast 15 years old Port still has all the characteristics of Redbreast 12 but delivered in a more intense fashion. The extra years spent in both Sherry and Bourbon cask, and the fact that it is bottled at 46% abv, contribute to a wonderfully powerful taste experience.
NOSE Full and rich with a complex yet balanced mix of berry fruits and aromatic oils.
TASTE Fully round and mellow with the succulence of fleshy fruit combined with spices and toasted wood.
FINISH Long and sophisticated.
What is Single Pot Still?
POT STILL IRISH WHISKEY is a style of whiskey which is unique to Ireland in general and to the Midleton Distillery, Co. Cork, in particular. It is regarded as the quintessential style of Irish whiskey.
Made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley, which is then triple distilled in traditional copper pot stills, Pot Still Irish Whiskeys are characterised by full, complex flavours and a wonderful, creamy mouthfeel. The inclusion of unmalted barley to the mashbill, along with the tradition of triple distillation, defines the character of Pot Still and this uniquely Irish approach to whiskey distillation.
Single Pot Still Whiskeys (whiskeys originating from a single distillery) were once the norm in Ireland and from the late 18th century to the early 20th century, Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey was the most sought after whiskey style in the world.
Indeed, by the turn of the 20th century, more Pot Still whiskey was exported from Ireland than any other whiskey style from any other country. However, a number of unfortunate coincidences led to the demise of full flavoured Pot Still Irish Whiskeys and to the rise of the lighter, more accessible blended whiskeys, which combined lighter grain whiskeys with the fuller flavoured Pot Still whiskeys or Malt whiskies.
While Pot Still Irish Whiskey continues to be used as a key component in many well known brands of blended Irish whiskey, by the
Unit: 70 Cl – 23,7FL Oz