Redbreast 15, 46% ABV
Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Gingerbread, toffee and cocoa. Cereal, cinnamon and pepper. Glace cherries, honey roasted nuts and oak spice. A bit grassy and minty. Faint metallic notes. Leather, vanilla and musk.
As a reward to myself for being an awesome husband, I decided to try some Irish Whisky at our favourite Irish pub near the convention center, the Overdraught. And since it’s so hard to get, I ordered the Green Spot single pot still Irish whiskey. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
Well, that’s not true. In fact I wanted to order the Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey, though they were out, so I went for a normally very pricey Irish (in Ontario).
Green Spot is a blend of 8 and 9 year old single pot still Irish whiskey, 25% of which are matured in sherry casks. It’s somewhat rare, as only 500 cases are made a year, so keep an eye out for it.
40%ABV – $66.00USD
Background – This is an Irish single malt offering from Bushmills that is aged in 3 steps. For 16 years their spirit is matured in bourbon and oloroso sherry casks and then transfered to port wine barrels for an undisclosed period of time. While the 10 year is just awful in comparison, the 16 is a real standout in Bushmill’s lineup.