Overall rating
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Sherry Casks / Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
31 Jan 2010 6:48 pm

Average value

€ 190,00

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229 × member ratings

403 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 15-year-old

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.47 points

  1. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  3. hansverkerk scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  4. whiskyd scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  5. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  6. AAA scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. ottos scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I like the profile but as a whole it is a bit to 'tame' for me. Also, it loses points in the finish for me. I think there's some bitter nutty flavours here that are putting me off - I have a strong nut allergy.
    • Nose
      Apples, banana, coconut, slightly waxy. Not a very strong nose but certainly pleasant.
    • Taste
      Very smooth nut with enough punch, apples, citrus, aniseed, coconut, oak flavours
    • Finish
      Medium long and quite bitter. 

  8. bennythemonster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Redbreast "15 years", original bottling, 46% alc.
    Extending: sherry (Oloroso) and bourbon barrels
    Region: Midleton, Ireland

    Special feature: "Pure Pot Still Whiskey"
    Nose: immediate dark fruit flavors in the nose, beautiful sherry notes with berry fruits (blackberries, currants) and mild coffee aromas. In addition, nuts and the fruits are now a bit lighter. Pineapple and apricots, marzipan.

    Palate: More fruit and really many spices, a beautiful sweetness spreads in the mouth. Drier, also here is the sherry influence: coffee and dark chocolate, raisins and walnuts. The flavors are rounded off by the taste of baked apples.

    Finish: Medium to long. Dry and spicy, the spice runs the rank of the fruit. In addition, a slightly fading sweetness, honey and a little vanilla, as if the bourbon - with the sherry casks deliver a match here.

    Conclusion: Positively surprised, I really like the Irishman. A whiskey for all connoisseurs of unspoiled fruit bombs.

    85/100 points (tasted 2014, approx. 50,00 €) published on www.facebook.de/notesofmalt

  9. alectron scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      lemon, fresh apples, light sweet malt, light oak wood ,  vanila sugar / vanilin, leather bright, (91)
    • Taste
      fruit platter w lots of fruit citrus fruits & some passion,  (90)
    • Finish
      mellowing out into pleasant wood dryness, more grapefruit & blueberries in the end. Some glue at the very end, seems to loose a bit of complexity over time/after others (90 / 88)

  10. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Really surprised and pleasant! I tasted the 12yo, relatively flat and I find the 15yo well above!
    • Nose
      At first, a lot of wood.
      Then, solvent and coconut. Impression of feeling a grain.
      Then, the nose develops around vegetable aromas, dried and red fruits, and roasting.
      We also feel a background of sherry and spices.
      The more the whiskey comes out and the more you feel the influence of the sherry cask.
    • Taste
      Oily mouth. Woody, spicy, sweet.
    • Finish
      Long and almost mineral. A bit of bitterness.


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