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    Redbreast 15 Irish!

    On my way home from breakfast and errands this morning, I stopped by my favorite liquor store and spotted 3 bottles of Redbreast 15 on the shelf. The store now has 2 on the shelf as the other followed me home!

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    Re: Redbreast 15 Irish!

    Tom, I heard this was being imported... would like your take compared to the 12yo....
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    Re: Redbreast 15 Irish!

    I just tried this, courtesy Randy Blank, and much enjoyed it. Basically it is a more intense version of Redbreast 12: more sherry, oils, and wood. Very Irish pot still.

    Gary

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    Re: Redbreast 15 Irish!

    Does it have a lot of that linseed oil character? We are putting up for down the road an irish style potstill whiskey. I pulled a sample the other day that is in sherry, and it was full of that character. It must come from the unmalted barley is all I can figure.

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    Re: Redbreast 15 Irish!

    I had a taste of it at Doug's and it is the first Irish that I find palatable. It doesn't have the ether/nail polish remover nose and front palate that turns me off to the other Irish expressions. It is not over sherried and has a decent balance.

    If it takes a 70.00 bottle to make Irish drinkable for me, I'll stick to bourbon.
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    Re: Redbreast 15 Irish!

    I get a goodly amount of the "linseed character", I think it must be from the raw barley.

    Gary

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    Re: Redbreast 15 Irish!

    I haven't had either, but FWIW Hansell did a head to head with the 12 and the 15 and he seemed to like the 12 a bit more.
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    Re: Redbreast 15 Irish!

    I tried this tonight and Gary Gillman's description of it was dead on. Definitely a more intense version of the 12. Add to the fact that it is 92 proof vs. 80 proof for the 12 and it is well worth the extra cost!

    Thomas

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    Re: Redbreast 15 Irish!

    Quote Originally Posted by tmckenzie View Post
    Does it have a lot of that linseed oil character? We are putting up for down the road an irish style potstill whiskey. I pulled a sample the other day that is in sherry, and it was full of that character. It must come from the unmalted barley is all I can figure.
    Tom - I'll have a sample for you when you're in town next month.
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    Re: Redbreast 15 Irish!

    If you don't like the 12yo, then the 15yo won't change your opinion. It has all the flavor elements of the 12yo amped up a bit. I bought two bottles in Dublin when the first bottling was released in 2005. This US release is extremely similar. I don't have any of the 2005 to do a direct comparison. I think I paid about $64 in St Louis on my recent road trip.

    Randy

 

 

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