Red Breast Lustau
This single pot still Irish whiskey was initially matured in a combination of American and European oak casks for 9 to 12 years, before being transferred over to first fill Oloroso Sherry casks from Bodegas Lustau for a year.
A welcoming mix of spiced apple juice, dried fruits, dusty oak, orange peel, pear drops, crystalized ginger and creme caramel.
Sweet, fruity and creamy. Some classic pot still prickliness at the start and some touches of sappy oak, tart citrus, dried fruits and chocolate toffees.
Nice development in the mouth with a smooth transition from tart, bittersweet fruit to headier, chocolate, spice and sappy oak flavours.