Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Redbreast 12: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove

Redbreast 12 Irish Whiskey
Taking our first Whisk(e)y Wednesday visit to the Republic of Ireland, the Raise a Glass crew sampled the Rebreast Pure Pot Still 12 Year Irish Whiskey.  The nose had hints of dried fruit with a honey sweetness and a slight burn.  Upon first taste were notes of toasted starches, possibly even like a baked potato from an open fire.  The whiskey remained slightly sweet and toasted throughout.  It finished with a mild spice and fairly clean.  Coming purely from a pot still, the Redbreast 12 presented itself as a fine whiskey, though not a quintessential Irish whiskey flavor.

Redbreast 12 Year
Average Score

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze presented by The Cove.  Check out The Cove in Baton Rouge, LA to browse their selection of over 200 whiskeys (including bourbons) and 325+ Scotch whiskys.  Whisk(e)y Wednesday is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass.  Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system.  Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale.  Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing.  A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 10 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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