The year the chairman of W&A Gilbey spotted the Robin Redbreast through the trees and decided on the name, there and then. Jameson 12 got me into whiskey but it doesn't hold a match to redbreast. It’s aromatic, intensely flavorful, has a rich full body and usually clocks in under $50. Spicy yet fruity nose. But then, excellent sipping … EDIT: Not water like lack of flavor, but water like smooth as water. It was first launched in 1939 as the brand name given to the pot still whiskey supplied by Jameson to whiskey bonders before bottling at the distillery became the norm in 1968. 1912, probably. Redbreast is a very special whiskey within the Irish Distillers fortified as it's the only 12 year old Pure Pot Still available. Try this in an Old Fashioned and you won’t be disappointed. Tullamore Dew is aged in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry cask type, ... #2 Redbreast 15yr Irish Whisky. I was looking for a finer whiskey than what I normally drink, for a special occasion. The two differ in ways that are illustrative of some key concepts in Irish Whiskey. This explains why the whiskey is so expensive, as there are currently only so many Irish oak barrels available. Jameson 12 (and Jameson in general) is awesome, but I think the Redbreast has better quality over all. Nose – Sherry dried fruit, raisins, like an apple pie or crumble; Taste – Cherry with the sherry even more pronounced than the Jameson Original, a bit of pine nut. Green Spot is an underappreciated Irish whiskey here in America, due in large part to its limited production, but it’s a superb single pot still Irish whiskey produced at Midleton specifically for Dublin wine merchant Mitchell & Son. I'm not a big fan of the regular Jameson range but the 12 year is tasty as hell, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Hi and welcome to r/whiskey! Midleton. This whiskey is “regular” Jameson, matured for about six years in bourbon and sherry casks, that has been finished in ex-stout barrels supplied by Franciscan Well Brewery. I prefer higher proof whiskies and it really adds a whole other layer of complexity to the RB 12. The Redbreast brand is owned by Irish Distillers, which owns and operates the Midleton distillery and there it makes its various brands, including Midleton, Paddy Powers, and the best known, Jameson. Compared Black Barrel side by side with RedBreast 12. Redbreast. Black Barrel is by far my favorite Jameson expression. get the red breast. I'll let you (the OP) know how the J12 works out for me. Compared to either of those whiskeys, Redbreast 12 year is smoother but also more complex. The label’s most recent expression is Midleton Very Rare 2018, a premium blend that’s as distinguished as it sounds. Home to several other single pot still Irish whiskeys, Midleton Distillery also produces Jameson and Tullamore Dew. Every year for New Years I drink a bottle of Jameson (I'm a good strapping Irish Lad) and last year I did a bottle of the 12 Year. IMHO, Redbreast is the best value whiskey around. It consists of 15 to 22-year-old Midleton pot still whiskey that has been finished in Irish oak barrels for up to a year. Ireland- Single Pot Still, triple distilled, matured in Bourbon and Sherry seasoned Spanish Oak casks. Redbreast 12 bottled at cask strength shares the same recipe of the already excellent Redbreast 12 Year Old, without the addition of water. Redbreast 12 Cask Strength emerges directly from the cask in its natural, undiluted, full bodied state. 12. I ended up choosing the Jameson 12, simply because I hadn't had RB before and I knew I liked Jameson. $21 price difference…lots of Pot Still flavor and only a slight touch from the grain whiskey…it’s a wonder in my book. Only recently have Irish forests come back to a level where distilleries can use the wood for barrels – the country was mostly stripped for shipbuilding while under British rule. Brands like Jameson, Redbreast, and Green Spot originate from Midleton Distillery, which happens to offer its own limited edition releases. The flavor is bigger and the proof higher – the bottle I got was a hefty 59.2% ABV – so be sure to sip this one with a little water, and take your time. Long complex finish. Well worth it. This is an excellent, if pricey, expression from the Midleton Distillery. The distillery produces two types of whiskey, triple-distilled pot still made from malted and unmalted barley, and grain whiskey. Any style goes, including Bourbon, Scotch, Rye, Wheat, Canadian, Irish, White Dogs, and everything in between. You'd think this would have it taste familiar, but where Redbreast 12 is wonderfully complex and smooth to drink, the Cask Strength is a roller-coaster ride of flavour. Here is a list of some of the best whiskey currently being produced at the Midleton Distillery. ! Like the title suggests. Go for the Redbreast - It has an incredibly smooth mouth-feel. Matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks, the distinctive Redbreast sherry style is a joy to behold in each and every bottle. Buying it is kind of fun – you get to pour it into a bottle from the barrel yourself. A visit to the compound is highly recommended, as whiskey production is such an important and integral part of Ireland’s history. Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Our signature bottling, Redbreast 12 boasts the flavour complexity and distinctive qualities of Pot Still whiskey. This isn’t just a marketing ploy; you can really taste the chocolate and coffee infusion imparted by the beer-soaked wood. The 15 and 21 Year Olds are outstanding, of course, but for the price you might as well stick with the original 12 Year Old. After seeing everyone's suggestions, I'll absolutely give RB a shot (no pun intended) next. The following are the full range of Jameson Irish whiskey: Jameson 12 Year Old Special Reserve Irish Whiskey; ... a shot of Jameson whiskey with cheap longneck beer. Introducing our spokes bird, Robin Redbreast. I guess I'm in the minority here, but I am not a fan of Redbreast. For many, Redbreast is the best of the best when it comes to Irish whiskey. Very smooth stuff. The name stuck, the reputation grew, and the bird made his way onto the label and now onto your screens. It’s the most bourbon-like of the lot, no doubt due to the double-charred bourbon barrels that it’s aged in, in addition to the sherry casks. I recently had the chance to visit Ireland’s famous Midleton Distillery, located just outside of Cork, a few days before St. Patrick’s Day courtesy of Jameson Irish Whiskey. on my fifth bottle of redbreast 12 yr this year 2014.i have to say i bought the green spot a few months ago, and was really not impressed with it.for the few extra dollars for the redbreast it’s quite an improvement,you are getting the full 12 years of maturation,green spot 7 to 10 years.to me redbreast regular 12 yr 40% abv.is the finest irish whiskey on the market today,GET SOME!!!! Jameson Redbreast 12 Year Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey is considered by whiskey connoisseurs worldwide as the finest expression of Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey in the world. Jameson 12 Year Old Special Reserve (Formerly known as Jameson 1780) 40%. The distillery is currently a mix of the old and new; many of the historical buildings remain for visitors to walk through and get a sense of how things used to be, while the real production occurs in a massive and thoroughly modern operation. For many, Redbreast is the best of the best when it comes to Irish whiskey. The flavor profile is bright, not overpoweringly woody, and something altogether different for Irish whiskey. Please consult the guides and rules before posting, Press J to jump to the feed. Redbreast is the largest selling Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey in the world. Quite rough and ready tasting by today's standards but very interesting and enjoya REDBREAST 12 YR IRISH WHISKEY 750ml. © 2020 Paste Media Group. Today we taste and review Jameson 12 Year Old Special Reserve and compare it to Redbreast 12. ( Formerly known as Jameson 1780 ) 40 % in my book bright, not overpoweringly woody, grain... 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