Very good dram, this, although for me Redbreast (and Bushmills 1608) are the acme of Irish whiskey. This (the 1994 version) could pass for a terrific Lowland malt, with a beautiful zesty apples taste. I wish for the price (if you can get it for twenty bucks, that's a bargain), they'd raise the proof some, but that's way it is with almost all Irish whiskeys. (Bushmills 1608 is worth the splurge not only for the quality of the blend but also for the bourbon-strength proof - a honeyed Irish that kicks ass.)