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ILLfarmboy
08-14-2007, 16:43
Wanting something different, something refreshing in this hot weather, I made an old Fashioned substituting Irish (Redbreast 12 in this case) for my usual Saz Jr. Two ounces whiskey, one teaspoon water, one half teaspoon sugar and three drops Angostura bitters, one orange slice and two cherries.

I imagine this has been done before. It's very nice.

TBoner
08-15-2007, 14:03
This sounds excellent, Brad. A natural with the orange flavor of Redbreast. I'll have to give this a try soon.

mgilbertva
08-15-2007, 19:28
What do you think of Redbreast neat?

I've been going back and forth on buying it. I generally find Irish whiskeys to be too mild given their triple distillation, but I'd love to find one that I did in fact like enough to buy a bottle - not that I'd turn down a Jameson's 12 or 18 year, or a Black Bush should someone offer it to me.

ILLfarmboy
08-15-2007, 19:37
Redbreast 12 is my favorite Irish. It is surprisingly full flavored for an 80 proof whiskey. Lots of pot still character. I usually drink it neat in a snifter. This was my first experiment using Irish whiskey (any brand/bottling) in a cocktail.

ggilbertva
08-20-2007, 07:57
What do you think of Redbreast neat?

I've been going back and forth on buying it. I generally find Irish whiskeys to be too mild given their triple distillation, but I'd love to find one that I did in fact like enough to buy a bottle - not that I'd turn down a Jameson's 12 or 18 year, or a Black Bush should someone offer it to me.

Well, now you can try before you buy. Al just dropped a bottle of Redbreast 12 year on my desk...fresh in from Ireland.

TBoner
08-20-2007, 18:53
Seconding the recommendation of Redbreast 12. Most mouthfeel of any 80-proof whiskey I've ever had. A very nice, complex nightcap, and goes well with a pipe.

ggilbertva
08-21-2007, 08:32
Seconding the recommendation of Redbreast 12. Most mouthfeel of any 80-proof whiskey I've ever had. A very nice, complex nightcap, and goes well with a pipe.

Good to know. I may have to break out my pipe for this one.