Redbreast 12 Cask Strength Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Arrives in U.S.January 4, 2012 By: Nightclub and Bar
Redbreast announces the arrival of Redbreast 12 Cask Strength, a natural, full-flavored, non-chill filtered version of Redbreast 12 that is straight from the cask to the bottle. Redbreast has seen consistent solid growth in the United States as it continues to increase in popularity among whiskey enthusiasts. Beginning in February, this cask strength single pot still whiskey from Redbreast will be available for sale in select retail and on-premise outlets throughout the United States.
Redbreast 12 Cask Strength is a pure representation of Redbreast 12 Year Old before water is added and the whiskey is non-chill filtered. Its aroma is an explosion of fruit — figs, dates, ripe banana, sultana, red apple and lime — combined with sweet vanilla and pine from the casks. In the mouth, Redbreast 12 Cask Strength offers the flavor of dried fruit along with a touch of citrus, aromatic oils and spices. The finish is long and richly complex with fruit and spice slowly fading through sweet butterscotch to barley.
The Redbreast brand and specifically Redbreast 12 Year Old, was first launched in 1939 as the brand name given to the pot still whiskey supplied by Jameson to whiskey bonders before bottling at the distillery became the norm in 1968. Stocks of whiskey in bonders’ stores petered out, and thus Redbreast all but disappeared until Redbreast 12 Year Old was re-launched by the distillery in the 1990s as a single pot still whiskey.