Redbreast Small Batch Cask Strength (Batch C), 59.1%

Price: $100 Issue: Spring 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Cherry, raisin, aniseed, ground pepper, and fruitcake on the nose. The taste experience builds to a spicy clove and pepper fistfight, and while there are glimpses of red apple, it takes time for the spiciness to subside and the other flavors don't ever really get a chance. Even the chocolate notes on the finish are harried by the spices. Dilution delivers much more enjoyable flavors. (252 bottles)