Redbreast 12 year old Cask Strength (Batch B2/19), 58.6%

Price: $84 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

An easy-drinking cask-strength whiskey, the nose has an equal balance between fruit and spice, as red apple and bright cherry meet Chinese five spice, savory undertones, and salted nuts. This has big, chewy sherry notes; it's quite nutty, and the spice starts building early on. Hold out till the end for black cherry, toffee, and burnt fruitcake, with a finish of autumnal fruits, menthol, and aniseed.