A great single cask, which is very sympathetic that the distillery points out that it is not an original single cask, but it is the marriage of whiskey from four different barrels. And there is nothing to complain about the barrel selection. On the contrary.
Right from the start, you'll be greeted by the unmistakable Redbreast single-pot-still spice mix, whose composition varies a little from bottling to bottling, but can always be identified as such in its entirety. Here are nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon, marjoram and chervil, along with mild liquorice and creme brulée. Brown cane sugar, sugar beet syrup, acacia honey. On fruits does not save the nose with raisins and dried dates. The combination of the dried fruits with the spices and some wood makes the nose "thick" and saturated.
Strong impact of raisins in sherry. Mild spice that lays on the tongue and envelops it. Although strong in the start, but only warming and silky soft. Only slightly dry. Toffee, nougat chocolate, coffee beans. Some licorice. On the tongue, the spices are less separable than in the nose. However, they are present and form a good contrast to the sweet raisins. So "thick" he smelled, so viscous he is on the tongue. No whiskey, which intends to recommend in French, but a (welcome) guest with Sitzfleisch and staying power. Soft caramel, vanilla. Will not dry up after a while. Very balanced.
Long finish with raisins and dried dates, licorice, nutmeg, pepper, coriander, coffee grounds, toffee, dark chocolate, grated almonds. Slightly dry.