Redbreast 15 Year Old Irish Whiskey launched in the U.S. in September 2010. Created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of La Maison du Whisky, this limited series is without a doubt one of the finest expressions of whiskey making in Ireland. This “Irish Nectar” is indeed a true collector’s item 46% ABV.This new 15 year old expression is more muscular (bottling at 46% and not chill filtering certainly helps), but there are trade-offs. It’s a bit closed on the nose (like a great Bordeaux wine that’s too young). I do enjoy the silky/oily texture, the bold resinous oak spice grip on the finish, and the rich nutty toffee, fig, black raspberry, chocolaty, chewy nougat throughout the palate.