The Whisky Advocate Blog says this is the best Irish Whisky for 2011. I haven't tried it...but...it is now on my list.
....... the cask strength version of the much-loved
12 year old Redbreast, ...carried off the honors....A rich, bittersweet plummy, red berry, oaky-spiced delight, the
increased strength gives an already great whiskey a richer, fuller,
fruitier dimension, and makes an already complex whiskey…even more
complex. For me that makes it not just the best Irish whiskey of this
year, but of any. An utter joy. —Dominic Roskrow....