Redbreast 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.56 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    "Pure Pot Still" is a term that Redbreast has not used for a while (the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (ttb) came across the term "Pure" in connection with whiskey, and before the American market loses, you just rename the child). As a result, this old 12yo basically has little to do with the modern 12yo single pot still. In particular, this oil stove note in the nose and on the tongue, which makes the whiskey look meaty and absolutely old-fashioned, is no longer there today.
    An exciting and delicious "look" into the past.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Orange peel, damp and musty wood, raisins, dried dates and figs. And above all, a touch of a warm oil stove. Spicy with pepper, nutmeg, savory and lovage.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Despite its only 40% voluminous and thick on the tongue. Sherry-soaked raisins, dried dates and figs. Fleshy. This aroma of a warm oil stove spreads on the tongue as well. Nutmeg, Pepper, Cinnamon & Coriander. Musty oak floorboards, leather, tobacco.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, dry, still very rich. Dried fruits, grapes, a little pepper.

  2. 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.

  3. Feusi scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Fruity sweetness in the nose, malty sweetness flows over the tongue, spicy and surprisingly long finish.

  4. 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.

  5. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very special whiskey. The flavors is pretty unusual, either you like it or not..
    • Nose
      This is candy for my nose. Very smooth and fruity. And lots of rubber.
    • Taste
      Pretty smooth. More rubber flavors, but the fruity notes is amazing. Hints of chocolate.
    • Finish
      Short finish, very nice.

  6. NXI scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Extremely fragrant, soft and delicious single pot still, which could serve as a perfect introduction to the world of high quality Irish whiskey. There is so much honey that you might wonder if they didn't finish it in a hive.

  7. MrNachbar scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. penny scored this whisky 77 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      76 76
      Fudge and slightly chocolaty and a whisp of vanilla.
    • Taste
      80 80
      What the nose promises; it delivers in the taste with a shy cherry poking through.
    • Finish
      75 75
      An almondy orange dry short finish.

  9. craide scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Already somewhat alcoholic, fairly metallic, exotic fruits such as mango, peach, apricots, only come through hesitantly, with a little malt and vanilla, chewing gum, has little roundness and is disorganized.
    In the mouth then somewhat fruity, sweet, slightly watery and pale with a subtle tingling spice followed by a short aftertaste that comes slightly bitter after some chocolate and nuts.
    The 12 CS is the better choice. Everything is much clearer, more structured, easier to separate.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  10. Mr. D. scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81


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