Redbreast 15-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 89.51

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Whisky reviews for Redbreast 15-year-old

19 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.33 points.

  1. herby.usa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    the taste

    Very smooth nut with enough punch, apple, citrus, aniseed, coconut and oak flavors

    Medium length and quite bitter
    • Nose
      88 88
      First impression: fruity (apples, bananas, coconut, pineapple).
      Then follow fresh sherry note (blackberries, red currants), fresh coffee grounds (the one in the filter).
    • Taste
      88 88
      The fruit flavors are there in the taste.
      Spicy mixed with sweetness and the sherry.
      Cocoa/Coffee, Dark Chocolate, Raisins, Sugared Almonds, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Honey.
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium length The sherry (drying mouth) remains.

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  3. SMW scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    My favorite Redbreast! Unfortunately no longer comparable with the new bottlings. The 46% suits him really well. Taste of fruits, toffee, vanilla. Very powerful. Great whiskey

  4. MichRich scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    This first 15yo that was made for La Maison du Whiskey's 50th...Yummy! Mighty yummy. English orange marmalade (the kind with bits of orange skin), blackcurrants, Seville oranges and apricots that just sparkle as one sips this dram. the 12yo was back then, but supercharged, far more punch and intensity. One of the best Irish whiskeys.

  5. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. AntonArkhipov scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Old books, currants
    • Taste
    • Finish
      Old books

  7. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. hansverkerk scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  10. whiskyd scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

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

  11. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

  12. AAA scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  13. 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. 

  14. notesofmalt 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

  15. 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)

  16. 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.

  17. Master Quill did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Score for Batch L53273071 11:54 (and bought it this year: 2011)

  18. Collector57 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Great stuff. L5 327371 15:30 on one. the other is stashed in the loft...

  19. Collector57 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very nice indeed.
    • Nose
      This is pretty fruity stuff. Under that there's a hint of the farm. Can't decide if there's just the faintest whiff of smoke - I think so. Then a vein of vanilla hits me. Nice nose...
    • Taste
      Sweet and smooth. What is it that gives Irish that distinct taste - it's here too, but smooooooth.
      (Oh, just got a heavy dose of coconut on the nose)
    • Finish
      Coconut! A surprise. Medium length. Slightly drier than the palate.

  20. mmaclean scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Love this version of Redbreast and will look up the batches so that I can add mine in there too. This is exciting, now it`s like who`s is older! Thanks guys, enjoy

  21. I_SPEY scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    2009 Batch L933831276 08:54  04/12/09

  22. alectron scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Seems there's 2 different 2005 batches:

    2005 Batch L53483071

    2005 Batch L53273071


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