Tasting Notes by Robin Laing, World Whiskies Awards 2012
Deep dark honey, marzipan, caramel and fudge balance. Sandalwood, mango, wood and tea bags - rich and aromatic. Palate is amazing! Liquorice Allsorts, sugarcoated fennel seeds, crystallised ginger, sweet cinnamon, sherry, children's cough medicine and toffees.
Customer Reviews: (17 reviews)
best you can get, no need to look any further
- tom holliman, indiana, from england jan 2014, 6th January
Brilliant, 46% but no harsh alcohol taste. Long mellow caramel flavour. Lovely nose, develops a definite hint of fine cognac in the glass. Hope Tullamore DEW can produce somthing like this in their new distillery for bicentenary 2029.
- anonymous, 27th Mar '13
WITHOUT QUESTION ....THE BEST WHISKEY IN THE WORLD.
- MARTY MAC, 27th Jan '12
Gets smoother by the drink, sweeter than Middleton with a heavier, oilier texture. It almost has the taste of whiskey/cognac mixture. Complex flavour. I haven't tried the 12 year but this is one to savour!
- HPK, 13th Nov '11
This whiskey proves there is something to the pot still,traditional if nothing else. The pure pot still gives a fantastic taste and this is top class, Jameson's more upmarket brands are also potstilled with great taste.
- bobby, 7th Sep '11
No, this is the second edition bottling
- TWE Admin, 27th Jun '11
Do you know if it is the first edition ?
- anonymous, 21st Jun '11
One of the greatest whiskies in the world.
- anonymous, 23rd Mar '11
This is my second favorite Irish whiskey. It is bold and rich with hints of honey and vanilla. It has a waxy mouth feel, with layers of complexity and a nice long finish. If you like this, I would also highly recommend Green Spot.Also, the normal nose of this whiskey is normally sweet and inviting, with no sulpher at all! I expect that those who mentioned this in their comments somehow got bad bottles.
- Danny Hughes, 22nd Jan '11
Just bought a bottle of this from the Systembolaget in Sweden. Got to agree with the sulphury aroma. Although not very strong but it's there, more akin towards burnt gunpowder than rubber. I wonder how big batches they bottle each time. A very good Irish whiskey none the less. Quite different from the 12 yo.
- anonymous, 20th Jan '11
Sounds like a bad bottle. You could bring it back to the store. Irish Distillers' stuff shouldn't taste sulphury, as they don't use casks that have been sulphured. They import the sherry casks in the winter to avoid spoiling too. The 2005 edition of the Redbreast 15 is one of the greatest whiskies I've ever tasted.
- anonymous, 30th Dec '10
I purchased a bottle from Ireland (a different store - NOT FROM The WHISKY EXCHANGE). When the bottle was opened there was a very strong sulphur aroma. The smell was of very burnt match sticks and "natural gas". The taste was sort of powdery and burnt. So I'm assuming that there was a problem with that bottle or cask. I thought I should let others know in case. I've never had a bad bottle from TWE or of the 12 yr. old Redbreast, which is magnificent.
- anonymous, 23rd Oct '10
Nothing have ever reminded me blackcurrant so clearly as aa aroma and the taste of this beauty
- anonymous, 1st Mar '10
This whisky is awesome!
- Johan, Holland, 16th Dec '09
One of the legendary Irish whiskies...which is why hardly anyone outside of Ireland will have heard of it.A classic!!
- Michael, Belfast, 10th Dec '09
One of the very few sites that still has this tresured jem. If you dont already have a bottle get one.....this whisky is not been made anymore
- Ashley, Dublin, 5th Nov '09
A fantastic PPS whiskey. Well worth the price!John.
- anonymous, 31st Aug '09
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