Red Spot and Redbreast Lustau Irish Whiskey Flash Reviews & Head to Head


The two favorite Irish whiskeys selected from St Patrick's Day 2021. My favorite on left, @amongsthefernsco's favorite on the right. We tasted quite a few in a bracket style competition to find the best ones from our collection. We will continue to enjoy them throughout the spring and summer!


 

Red Spot Single Pot Still Company on Label: Midleton Distillery

Whiskey Type: Irish Whiskey finished in American Bourbon casks, Spanish sherry butts and

Sicilian Marsala wine casks

Mash Bill Percentages: Undisclosed

Proof: 92°

Age: 15 years

Further identification: 2020 purchase

Redbreast Lustau Edition Company on Label: Pernod Ricard

Whiskey Type: Irish Whiskey finished in Oloroso Sherry casks

Mash Bill Percentages: Undisclosed malted and un-malted barley

Proof: 92°

Age: NAS (~10 years)

Further identification: 2020 purchase in a Redbreast trio sample pack


 

Red Spot Flash Review:

Smells like camping in a tent. Can smell the extra oak influence on this one for sure. A high rye bourbon profile was likely used for the aging process based on the notes present; allspice, pepper. Earthy now. Delicious caramel & wine palate. Marshmallow forever..... Expertly crafted. Yum.


Redbreast Lustau Flash Review:

Cherry forward; very strong/rich fruit nose. Bright, sweet creamy with some chocolate. Citrus fruits come out on nose now. Wow. Marshmallow. Back to caramel and some floral. Good!


 

Final Ranking: Red Spot > Lustau for me!


Both were exceptional Irish whiskeys. A couple of honorable mentions of the lineup were Blue Spot for it's rich robustness and the really surprising depth and character from Drumshanbo. Look out for further reviews of those pours to come!



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