Redbreast Small Batch Cask Strength Batch No. B1/19, 58.7%
Nose: Cereal, toasted oats, honey, apple, pears, hot
Palate: Nice oily mouthfeel, spicy, a bit of oak but then bombarded with more cereal grain notes, more pear, apple, stone fruits
Finish: Medium length, slightly drying, spicy, numbs the tongue
Rating: 78/100 – Great | Well above average
A very nice release from Redbreast. I go back and forth on whether I prefer this or the standard 12 year CS I have. The small batch CS has a bit more clarity to it but is very grain heavy and misses many of the darker fruit notes I find in the 12 CS.