Redbreast 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Irish Distillers Ltd
Stated Age
12 years old
Sherry Casks / Bourbon Barrels
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Old Label
Bottle code
Added on
31 Jan 2010 6:30 pm

Average value

€ 39.90

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Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 12-year-old

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.68 points

  1. Quaker scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    A very good Irish, very accessible. A dangerously drinkable whiskey that is sure to please even refractories.
    • Nose
      Very generous, ample. He offers us a burst of red fruits (rather blackcurrant, blackberries) with a little coconut. Woody notes are also present. Sour candy type "Harlequin".
    • Taste
      Fruit and fruit! Red fruits, exotic fruits but also a little discreet mocha.
    • Finish
      Moderately long, this time the fruits give way to spicy notes.

  2. monsieurrouge scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet, bourbon, zest, orange peel
    • Taste
      Sweet, really a bourbon, soft, but with some spicy notes. Not overly complex
    • Finish
      Warm, fairly long

  3. Stef89 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Ra_Di scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. karloff scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Gronqvist scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Starts whit heavy alcohol followed by notes of sherry, orange, apple, banana, apricot, peach, pear, passion fruit, caramel oily, dry coconut, vanilla, white pepper, tobacco, leather and oak. At the end a faint hint of sulfur pulls down. 
    • Taste
      Sweet and greasy with brown sugar, molasses, apples, bananas, apricot, peach, pear, passion fruit, ginger, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, a little chocolate, cider, vanilla, white pepper, marshmallows, licorice, tobacco, straw, one slightly rubber and oak. 
    • Finish
      Long and dry with brown sugar, vanlije, carnation, citrus, butterscotch, coconut, cinnamon, lavender, pepper, hops, paper and oak.

  7. I_SPEY scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose(without water): When opening the bottle and pouring a dram, there was an initial strong alcohol scent, which quickly changed to lemon citrus with some malty undertones. But if you let the whiskey breathe in a tumbler for a few minutes, the aromas rising up become much maltier and therefore quite pleasant. 

    Palate(without water): sweet ginger and thick honey, cinnamon and sherry!

    Finish(without water): some dark toast, hot cinnamon, sherry and spicy ginger!

    Palate(with water): add one teaspoon of water and this whiskey reveals its complexity of flavour. It tastes more honeyed rather than the concentrated cinnamon and sherry revealed when sampled neat. Besides the honey being brought to the foreground, there appears rich cinnamon and ginger making a pleasant taste. By adding water it subdues the sherry considerably! When drinking this whiskey neat, the sherry is out of balance and much too dominant. Apart from the nice cinnamon, the other flavours of honey and ginger emerge perfectly!

    Finish (with water):

    Spiced butterscotch, toffee and cinnamon! 

    Some whiskey's benefit enormously from the addition of water, while others do not. Redbreast 12 yr is one of those!

  8. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. alectron scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Score for bottle code: L926631193 15:35  23/09/09

  10. NICK21 scored this whisky 77 points Member Junior



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