Redbreast 1998

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Oloroso Sherry - Single Cask
Stated Age
19 years old
Oloroso Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
55.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky Exclusive
fr France
Added on
11 Dec 2017 9:09 am by Archer
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 458.35

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45 × member ratings

79 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 1998

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.00 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Great range of flavors in the nose, on the tongue and in the finish. The redbreast DNA is clearly recognizable, but in this form there is nothing comparable in the range so far. Exciting and varied single cask.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Immediately after pouring it releases the smell of (unsulphured) dried figs, dates and plums. A handle on the spice rack, and come out: cinnamon, coriander, pepper, thyme, tarragon, nutmeg and savory. Leather and tobacco notes. Vanilla beans. Everything well matched - and yet equally well separable. Taken together, this results in an elegant and voluminous (in the best sense classical) pot still nose.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Start with the bite in a marzipan bread served for Advent ... Creamy, oily and not a bit shy. A good portion of the spices from the nose at the beginning, quickly while well-dried oak. At first harsh, as the nose suggests. Then come raisins and figs and take something of the harsh spiciness. Dark chocolate cocoa, toasted espresso powder, toffee sweets, old leather. Over time almonds and hazelnuts.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, dry, spicy and fine-dry - and always, if you think, but now it's really over, then comes yet another flavor around the corner. That really does not stop here ... Exciting.

  2. Tastingbros scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Full review here :
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. juju cassoulet scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The nose is shy, it is already expressed more after the first sips, but it remains measured.
    In the mouth, we are at Redbreast, no doubt, very close to the 21yo of the standard range but more malty and slightly more spicy. A little chocolate for the starter and the power comes slowly. The alcohol stings, but once the first contact with this chocolate / spice combo is made, the Irish character comes out well;
    I find exotic fruits there, not en masse but very present on the finish, this surprises me because it is something missing from the comments. Attention, it is not in the category of # 42972 for LMDW either.

    It is a well chosen cask where the CS takes on its full meaning unlike 3/4 of the CSs that come out nowadays; Compact and very greedy. At the opening of the bottle it is worth 91 without taking too much risk, it could evolve of course.
    After several weeks of aeration, I notice that the alcohol remains too strong, it definitely needs water.

  4. jjkmlss scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Butter and vanilla, banana, mango tart, toffee, dried apricots, cinnamon roll, Christmas cake. Pretty fatty.

    Palate: Almost the same, with extra peach, pepper, oak spice and cocoa, not as cocoa like as 1999 All Sherry though.

    Body: Thick and oily, still got a slight pot still sting at the backend.

    Finish: Medium length, lychee, vanilla, pepper.

    Not as comforting as All Sherry, definitely not as versatile as Dream Cask, quite like a cask strength RB 21yo but not as good, this so-called Oloroso Sherry, as a finished pot still whiskey, is slightly embarrassing and disappointing. LMDW once gave us the mighty 1991, too bad this is the best they can get, with only a year time later.

  5. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90


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