Screw your head straight and lets take a look at one of my most favorite whiskeys ever. Redbreast is a single pot still Irish whiskey. Single pot speaks to the type of still used, and basic ingredients. Normally "green" barley is used in the recipe to give it a distinctive taste.
The most readily available variation is the 12 year, although rumors have made it to my inbox that a 15yr also exists. I count the hours until it finds its way to me. But don't worry, the 12 year is one of the smoothest, nicest whiskeys available off the shelf.
It scored a 92 during a recent competition in San Francisco and I can see why. It is popular with men and women who prefer a slightly sweeter more balanced taste, with only hints of smokiness. This one is always one I reccomend to friends trying to decide what to buy me for christmas :)
Notes: Smooth, Liquorice, Vanilla , and leather. Take me home or lose me forever
Price: $47 for 750ml