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Red Breast 21 year old

The “Rouge Boobs” oldest expression comes at 46% ABV. The nose has some alcohol and grainy malt sweetness. Polished furniture notes reflect the 21 years in cask but overall quite fresh. The taste is sweet at first then with time gets spicy and nutty, with citrus fruits, ripe banana and biscuits (cookies). The finish has little black tea tannin and is long. Age shows but doesn’t overpower the Red Breast spirit (which would be a big mistake). I liked it… but not sure you aren’t better off saving a few $ (quite a few) and buying the 12 or 15 year old.

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  • Country of Origin: Ireland
  • Type: Pot Still
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope

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