Redbreast Lustau Edition

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Bourbon Cask & 1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Rebranding 2019
Bottle code
Added on
03 Jul 2019 1:27 pm by Archer

Average value

€ 66.15

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Whisky Reviews for Redbreast Lustau Edition

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.84 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The new illustrations of the entire Redbreast range reissue are by Irish illustrator Denise Nestor. They show the eponymous robin frozen in different stages of movement. If you place the individual bottlings in the order 12, Lustau, 12CS, 15 and 21 next to each other, you can follow a robin when starting ...

  2. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Unlike the 12yo, which takes a certain amount of time to develop, the Redbreast Lustau starts right in the nose and on the tongue. That he shoots his powder too quickly would be too harsh a judgment. But out the back and especially in the finish it turns out that a little household would not have been inappropriate.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Baked plums, raisins and dried apricots are in the glass immediately after pouring. Toasted wood, mild liquorice pastilles, ginger, marjoram, savory, nutmeg, pepper, some lovage. A furniture polish lurks in the background, but luckily there is no way around the fruits and spices.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The 6 volume percent more compared to the 12yo are clearly noticeable in a stronger mouthfeel. Not as creamy and silky as the 12yo. Dried plums, figs and apricots, almond chocolate, marzipan bread. Spreads its aromas generously, right from the start. Liquorice, ginger cookies, cocoa butter, toffee, cold coffee grounds.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Becomes increasingly dry and goes on the spicy side. The liquorice notes are now clearly pronounced, a little menthol is added. Blackberry jam, charred wood shavings.

  3. McMoulis scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  4. 88bamboo did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    This reminds me of everything that I love in signature style of Redbreast, with extra sweetness and creaminess that makes it even more enjoyable.

    Many fans of Irish whiskey would be familiar with Redbreast 12 or even the Redbreast 12 Cask Strength. They would notice that the Lusteau is noticeably sweeter, more crisp and more estery in its aroma. The Oloroso finishing adds a component of rich and luscious red fruits that really stepped up the game and made this very tasty and unforgettable.

    This Redbreast is another liquid dessert that is sweet, rich, satisfyingly heavy bodied and effortless to drink.

    Link to Review: https://88bamboo.co/blogs/the-bamboo-post/redbreast-lustau-edition-46-0-ob
    • Nose
      In the glass, the whiskey is a bright amber colour.

      On the nose, this is bright, rich and estery. This leads with substantial vanilla with toasted almonds that grow in intensity. Taking centre stage are waves of honey, caramel and vanilla custard accompanied by an equal part of bright estery fruits- Saturn peaches and pineapples. There is a minor part of raisins and sultanas. Remarkably clean, fresh, bright and aromatic.

      The spirit is relatively crisp and honeyed, but there is also small touch of dark oakiness and chocolately notes; this takes some repeated nosing. Adding several drops of water coaxed these aromas out.
    • Taste
      On the palate, refreshingly crisp, sweet and velvety in texture. Taking a sip, the opening flavours are sweet, bright and estery in a distinctively Irish whiskey way that makes the flavours permeate your olfactory canal. A heap of vanilla shortbread and lashings of honey and butter, supported by rich and luscious raisins, sultanas and cherries that come through more distinctively in the palate. Interestingly, the sweet dark fruits are dominant on the palate but there is no dryness that usually follow. None of that red winey-leathery texture. Instead, we have sweet dark fruits supported by a creamy and velvety texture. The combination of the luscious dark fruits and honey reminds me of a raisin-topped sticky kouign amann.

      Great balance with a rich body and velvety texture.

      I really like the marriage of equals between the clean and sweet vanilla flavours on one hand and sweet sherry notes on the other.

      The remarkable difference in the Lusteau is really that there is no dryness or leatheriness that generally accompany sherried whiskies.
    • Finish
      The finish is long with the enduring sweetness of vanilla, raisins and pineapples. As the more lively notes subside, you start to detect light spices of cinnamon and ginger prickliness. There is also just a touch of bitter hoppiness you would get from a lager beer, that linger a little while on your tongue.

  5. Kraddell scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Pours a bit darker gold. Scent is rough (in a nice way ! ) woody, loads of oak, syrupy almost. The intense, robust and chewy side of the oak barrel. This is like visiting a bodega. impressive how they got it in the whiskey so well. Taste is full, fairly thick. Rich nuttyness from the sherry. Juicy, almost. Strong woody notes. Mild vanilla. Even a bit of cracker (malt) & saltyness (sherry minerality) left . Pretty damn good!

  6. nok scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    In compare with 12y its more licourice, spicy, sweet and fragrant. Its more interesting, less boring, dram to go in flight degustation. Oloroso sherry influence, red fruit, dry... just delicious

  7. EILACOBESA scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Chicagoexpat did not rate this whisky Expert Senior


  10. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Certainly all right. He got sherry. However, due to its youthfulness, it also offers too little depth and the sherry is not ideally integrated for me. I clearly prefer the 12yo CS and maybe even the normal 12er.


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