Redbreast PX Single Pot Still
Redbreast Pedro Ximénez Edition is the first limited edition release to join the Iberian Series along with Redbreast Lustau Edition. This Single Pot Still Irish whiskey is triple distilled and matured in ex-Bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks before being re-casked into Pedro Ximénez hogsheads from the southern tip of Spain for a minimum of 12 months. Bottled at 46% ABV and priced at RRP €80.
Omar Fitzell Notes
A rich nose. Blackberry jam with caramel, chocolate and a nutmeg spice.
Redbreast mouthfeel is always very good and this is no exception. Oily and fully mouth coating. Cadbury’s Caramel bar jumps out straight away. Orange boiled sweets and toffee come to the fore along with a sweet vanilla note.
Medium finish that is packed with more toffee and chocolate notes along some freshly brewed coffee.
A home run for me but then again, I’m partial to most Redbreasts. It’s on the sweeter side of the Redbreast range but I’d still happily pour it on my cornflakes.
Al Higgins notes
Fresh Danish pastries, marzipan, dried fruits, tropical fruits, stewed apples and linseed oil.
Medium mouthfeel and slightly syrupy with lively fruitiness and nutty notes. More of those freshly baked pastries, perhaps some German Stollen and Apple Strudel this time though. Then some grilled pineapple, candied orange peel, apricots and pecan nuts.
A little spicy with touches of ginger, toasted oak and vanilla toffee fudge.
Very nicely balanced with just enough PX character, a cask type that can at times be overpowering and smothering. It’s definitely worth picking up a bottle of this. A worthy addition to the Redbreast stable, or aviary.
Omar has been lurking in the background of the Irish Whiskey Industry since 2010 when he started his journey through tasting, enjoying and collecting whiskey. In January 2018 he launched the online blog “That’s Dram Good” which, in those few short months, has become one of the most popular whiskey blogs in Ireland.
Over 20 years of experience in drinks retail and a member of the team at the Celtic Whiskey Shop since 2003. Alastair is chief tester and taster at the shop and is also coordinator for the Irish Whiskey Awards. When he is not working he is either training for ultra-marathons, parenting or drumming with his band Le Galaxie.
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