Redbreast is a pure potstill whisky made by Jamesons at their Midleton distillery near Cork. A pure potstill whiskey is defined as one that is made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley and is distilled in a potstill (i.e. in batches, as opposed to in a continuous distillation process used for whiskeys like Jamesons). So the production process is the same as a Scottish single malt, except for the fact that they use a mixture of 40% malted and 60% unmalted barley in the mash.
This has an intense and more savoury aspect to it, and there are sour apples among the sweet ones.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Big hit of toffee, green fruits and wood. Slightly coffee-ish.
Palate: Red and green fruits and toffee. Nicely balanced.
Finish: Quite rich, spiciness gives it structure.
Retails for around £38