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Redbreast 2001

Overall rating
89.67/100
votes
65
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
All Sherry - Single Cask
Vintage
03.2001
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
18829
Number of bottles
582
Strength
60.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Master of Malt Exclusive
Added on
29 Nov 2017 9:54 pm by Carapute
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 160,84

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113 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 2001

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.67 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    An excellent, albeit clearly young, whiskey, a wide palette of derivatives, good balance, integrity, bright character, relative depth and complexity, open, bold.
    • Nose
      Restrained, moist, first nose - dry foliage, burnt jam; prunes, spicy oak, sticky mineral notes, coffee, heavily roasted nuts, creamy notes - boiled condensed milk, toffee, fudge; earthy shades, puer, dried mushrooms, berries - strawberries, strawberries; pipe cherry tobacco, chocolate, new leather goods.
    • Taste
      Oily, light, but saturated, oak, charred branches, burnt jam, burnt crackers, mineral notes, prunes, coffee, nuts, light metallic acidity, dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, leavened wort, caramel, notes of dark velvet beer, gnawed branches, puer, coffee, orange peel, a little ginger, roasted nuts, buttery tones.

  2. Roland7 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Pasta and cabernet aged in a barrel! And for dessert, Vin Santo!

    Pistachios! Cookies "Baked Milk", condensed milk, honey, orange, new wood, spices, black tea

  3. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Really good, although the sherry and oak tend to overshadow the overall flavors. Another modern sherry bombs, with lots of spices.
    • Nose
      Strong plastic gum! This need some rest. Dried grinded spices, dusty cinnamon. Then dark chocolate, dry raisins, and overly baked apples. Hmm maybe a whiffs of tobacco. The sherry influence is very strong here, abit too strong that almost overpower other nose.
    • Taste
      Wow, while the sherry influence is overpower the whole whiskey, it back up by the lovely dusty oak, with roasted coffee beans, and lots of blackberries. In between, hints of crème brûlée and dark chocolate. Quite peppery and minty.
    • Finish
      Finish: medium, spicy, minty, with sultanas and oak spices.

  4. wheatfield scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Amber pour. Nose is aged malt, dark cocoa, toasted nuts, some leather. Dark and austere. Mouth a bit brighter at first but segues into lots of dark chocolate and nutty notes. Fairly sweet with some berry jam. Heavy sherry cask Irish malts are always interesting and this one works really well.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The heavy sherry just overwhelms everything. I was hoping to be able to taste some of the fruity elements, but if they are there to begin with, they are well hidden by the sherry. It's not very complex. Just a sherry bomb. It does have a nice balance and warmth to it though. I received a sample from a friend and probably lucky not to have purchased a bottle since it wasn't very cheap and shipping is expensive from the UK.

    Just as an aside, I don't remember I've ever had an Irish whiskey less than 22 or 23 year old that I was impressed with. Probably the fruits and the complexity don't truly come out until that age. 

  6. lapinbilly did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a must!
    • Nose
      tasty and rich, complex, fruity, dry fruits but not that, black cherries, I also find dark chocolate and mint, with a little water the freshness of mint is more present. Sherry power! What a nose!
    • Taste
      it grows, it is very powerful, spicy, peppered, the sherry is quickly erased by the caramel and the coffee, the water gives more body to the spices
    • Finish
      it's long, dried fruits and spices dominate, it's a pleasure we want more!

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This actually reminds me of a good batch of Aberlour a'bunadh. Which is a compliment, of course. But... the a'bunadh is a lot cheaper.
    • Nose
      High in alcohol, this needs a little time to be fully appreciated, although it is quite fragrant from the get-go. Cocoa powder, dark chocolate, cassis and whispers of menthol and pine needles, as well as lots of dried fruits, like sultanas, dates and figs. A sliver of almond paste and marzipan. Adding water gives it a meatier, yet sweeter appearance.
    • Taste
      Big, powerful and oily. The sherry influence is quite impressive (maybe a tad too much), and reminiscent of a good Aberlour a'bunadh. Notes of cherry, blackcurrants, caramel and espresso. Quite nutty (those almonds again), but also pretty spicy. Let's add some water. Yeah, that mellows it a bit. More syrupy and creamy, with some chocolate and black pepper.
    • Finish
      Long, syrupy and spicy.

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