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Redbreast 12-year-old

Overall rating
86.88/100
votes
51
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Edition
Bottled
29.05.2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Casknumber
Batch B1/18
Strength
56.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L814931199
Added on
09 Dec 2018 7:05 pm by jackebear
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 70.77

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Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 12-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.88 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Luckily, years ago Midleton decided to ramp up their single pot still whiskey output. Before the introduction of Dair Ghaelach, since 2011, the Redbreast 12 CS was the only SPS that came bottled in cask strength. And you could always count on him being of excellent quality. Nothing else applies to this latest edition, which, like last year, was only available shortly before the end of the year. Again a great single pot still, who comes with his 56.2% a bit more pleasing than his previous year's predecessor.
    • Nose
      90 90
      There they stand directly like a wall in front of one, these extremely tasty pot still spices whose composition is so difficult to name, but here, at the present batch B1 / 18, perhaps as a mixture of clove powder, nutmeg, pepper , Cinnamon, coriander, tarragon, marjoram and chervil could be described - and certainly something is missing in this list. Raisins and dried figs give sweetness, a light woody note resonates. The spices are present but not so intense as to cover the other flavors.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very creamy and unexpectedly soft with vanilla, fresh wood and mild herbs. The spices, which are so noticeable in the nose and formally impose, are more restrained on the tongue. An idea of the exotic fruits, which one finds so much in the 21-year-old brother, pulls through and leaves traces of mango, papaya and pineapple. Then raisins, fresh bread dough, caramel candy, toffee and nougat chocolate. Pipe tobacco, old leather.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long, still creamy, with sweet caramel and toffee, raisins, sugar beet syrup, pepper & licorice.

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    very good standard - top PLV
    • Nose
      88 88
      A bouquet of spices on a sherry bed, herbs, lovage, raisins, cranberries, stable stable oak behind
    • Taste
      87 87
      Furniture polish, beeswax, dry sherry sweetness - creamy and soft, despite the clear influence of wood
    • Finish
      87 87
      long with a nice toky sherry sweetness

  3. Jackson05 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Blind sample.

    Quite enjoyable. Lots of power and spice indicating its youth. Very clean with nice nutty oloroso tones. Easy drinker to have around. I’d grab one.

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I was already impressed by the 12 year CS a few years ago (batch B1/13), but this one is even better. At less than €70 this is great value for money and a real bang for your buck.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Toffee, caramel, crème brûlée, canned peaches, mango, toast with butter, also mild vanilla and some nuttiness. Then spicy with nutmeg, ginger and lots of cinnamon, a clear herbal note (some tarragon and coriander).
    • Taste
      89 89
      Full bodied: oily and creamy, dried fruits, apricot, figs, vanilla, scones with whipped cream, a pretty hefty but beautiful spiciness with new leather, pepper, ginger and cinnamon. Develops into a more herbal and grassy note in the back of the mouth.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long: a continuing dried fruitiness, toffee, herbal, drying oak wood with pepper and nutmeg.

  5. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey, cereals, sweet pastries, some earth, nuts, spices (especially cinnamon and nutmeg, but others), peach, apple, melon, in the background also a few herbs / grasses, caramel, milk chocolate
    • Taste
      Honey, cereals, melon, apple, peach, grapefruit, dark chocolate, pepper

  6. Scherenschnitte scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    This is an excellent batch. Great example of high quality Irish whiskey.⁣
    • Nose
      Explosive on the nose. Lots of sweet notes coupled with some toasted wood and spices that I can’t quite identify. Notes of sweet bread, honey, vanilla all present. Love it.⁣
    • Taste
      Rich, thick, creamy, dense, syrupy coating mouthfeel. Malty sweetness initially. Reminds me of cereal or bread covered in honey. Yum. It transitions from sweet to very enjoyable peppery spices.
    • Finish
      Long. Slightly bitter with peppery spice that finishes at the end with a toasted sweet cereal note.⁣

  7. Oldie6.1 scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    Nose:
    Herb cherries, nutmeg and cinnamon. Vanilla sauce flows over dried oranges.
    The oak lies gently in the nose, it announces a subtle fragrance of perfume, which is quickly displaced again by vanilla, herbs and the gentle oak fragrance.

    Mouth:
    oily, mild he lies on the tongue. Cherries with vanilla, herbs, oak and pepper are in the interplay.

    Very dry with tingling pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, oak and dark cherry chocolate, it stays medium to long back.

    My first, quietly enjoyed, redbreast,
    he is good to very good.

  8. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I normally am not that into Irish whiskey. But this bottling definitely is convincing stuff. It tells me to buy a bottle, so this one goes straight towards the wishlist! Impressive..
    • Nose
      Interesting nose! Without water and just some time it already developes multiple times. Alcohol is quite prominent but nevertheless there is also a very distinctive creamy fruitiness with some nuttiness. It is a bit closed though. Water is recommended. When added the alcoholic sting is gone instantly what results in a very delicate nose with multiple herbs, fruits and hazelnuts. Hints of whipped Cream and vanilla are also quite prominent. Excellent stuff! This is a very complex nose, with and without water.
    • Taste
      Without water it is surprisingly friendly and incredibly silky. Beautiful already but again somewhat closed. With water it becomes even more friendly and silky. Even a bit buttery I’d say. This is what I would say is perfectly balanced! A great play between wood and fruit.
    • Finish
      Warm, sweet and with soft fruits. Long and very pleasant. In terms of finish speaking, it doesn’t need water. This is great already.
      With water the finish gets slightly more sharp and woody. But very slightly. A hint of pomegranate joins the palate. And again some hazelnuts at the very end.

  10. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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