RedBreast Single Pot Still PX Edition

In the world of whiskey, there is a lot to choose from. There is a lot to get excited about. There is a lot to savor.

This creates amazing opporunities for whiskey enthusiasts to embrace the spectrum of styles, shapes colors and countries, and never run out of options… in the US.

The United States has the highest inventories, between retailers and wholesalers) of whiskies from around the world. That’s a fact.

In Ireland, I challenge you to find anything other than Irish Whiskey. They are a proud country with a proud heritage when it comes to many things, but whiskey is among the most lauded.

Within that culture of Irish Whiskey, one name stands alone as the one to have when visiting, and fortuantely for us, is also available in the US. RedBreast. Masters of product development, qulaity and collaboration.

With today’s entry into the 2023 Spirited Holiday Countdown Calendar, we exlpore an Irish Whiskey that had been absent from our shelves for about two years. Call it a COVID casualty due to high demand and a flavor profile that drew many to seek out this bottle.

Matured in ex-Bourbon barrels and Oloroso Sherry casks and then finished for 12-22 months in Pedro Ximenez hogshead barrels (very large barrel typical for sherry aging. about 145 gallons), this whiskey offers a profound flavor profile that I am sure you will enjoy. When it returned to our shelves, just a few short weeks agom there was no doubt that it was going to make this year’s calendar. Enjoy!

  • Name: RedBreast Single Pot Stil Irish Whiskey PX Edition
  • Country of Origin/Locale: Midleton Distillery, County Cork
  • Proof: 92.0
  • Glass: Glencairn
  • Temperature: Room
  • Cocktail Options: No.
  • Available: Yes. Retail and in JJ’s Bar
  • Price: List Price – $204.99 JJ’s VIP Price – $163.99

Tom’s Tasting Notes: When this hit our shelves a few years back, I couldn’t wait to try it. I am a big fan of PX Sherry, and had never tried something of this style before. When revisiting this whiskey for the calendar, it brought back a flood of memories. Sweet vanilla on the nose, very reminiscent of vanilla frosting. Giving way to aromoas of raisins and mulled wine (this comes from the PX barrel). The flavor is intense. Stewed fruit, raisins and a hint of oakyness with a sweet and soft finish. After finishing the glass, go back and smell the empty vessel. The lingering aromas evolve into something magical. With dusty wood, raisins and honey. The last sniff is really quite remarkable and memorable.