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Overall rating
87.54/100
votes
30
Whiskybase ID
WB134551
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
14.11.2018
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon & Oloroso
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L831831583
Barcode
5011007024970
Added on
08 Jul 2019 4:43 pm by betsoin
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 205.00

7 × in wishlist

30 × member ratings

89 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 21-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.54 points

  1. Moses scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    One thing in advance and for everyone who dares to go here without judgment. It's not scotch! The story of the single pot stills (mixture of malted and unmalted barley) with triple distillation and the long contact with copper caused something strange to happen. That is essential, otherwise you will be disappointed. I like that. A sample in advance is strongly recommended here. Also is this version / 18 at the beginning not so fruity on the nose and towards the end a bit dirtier in the sherry area. But it goes in the direction of a new leather saddle. So exactly mine. For me, the pleasant direction. All together and from the barrel choice it is whole clearly laid out on the bourbon side.
    Oh, ... mine again :-), ... yes, it will become the house whiskey.
    • Nose
      On the nose it is on the light side. It is also not as dominant as is actually expected with 2x 1st fill. It starts with light fruit and fine bourbon vanilla. A hint of honey and bananas plus exotic fruitiness comes through. Oha!, After the first sip in the mouth and several seconds on the palate, the finest lemongrass and a hidden floral note are noticeable on the nose. Wonderfully fresh. With the second sip I even imagined a little "rose water" a few times. This is exactly the moment when many say that the pot stills technique is too artificial. Too many perfume notes also cloud the sensations. But this Redbreast21 makes it very elegant and not so intrusive. Respect to Jameson. Master craft.
    • Taste
      After the first few seconds in the oral cavity, the memory of Christmas and spring “simultaneously” spreads. Very, very cool main part ... and well seasoned by the PotStills technique. Always butter-sweet with a concentrated, creamy mouthfeel, it creates wonderful waves of Christmas biscuits and fruit salad with flower petals that don't want to end. But it also reminds me of canned peaches and apricots. Wow, it is very, very complex on the palate. From now on I would like to have it on the shelf. That feeling should never end. Oh, a dangerous bottle. Arrived in Irish whiskey heaven. Version / 18. My best Irish so far.
    • Finish
      Long, longer with exciting spiciness and a lot of drying apricot. Then he comes back and goes again. In several waves it lets go slowly with spicy fruitiness. On the one hand, not much is happening anymore. But he made the finale soothing and wonderfully long. There is something. The fact is: this bottle has several special features. Great cinema of Irish whiskey pot stills art.
      PS: A big thank you to André for the big sample.

  2. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    I don't know what I like better. The smell or the taste. This really is a board. I understand why this malt has so many fans. Including me from today. A really very balanced and at the same time dignified nose. But also in the taste there is a great interplay between the fur and the flavor. A really nice evening refiner.
    • Nose
      90 90
      If my information is correct, then the Redbreast 21y is unfortunately colored (for whatever reason). The color in the glass is golden in itself. Numerous legs move very slowly and leisurely down the edge of the glass. The first impression is a very harmonious, calm one. The bourbon barrels did a great job. Almost something like a slight note of glue appears, but disappears after a while.
      Instead, there is vanilla and even more vanilla. This is combined with a nice but not too intense sweetness. A fruit bomb! Although I find it difficult to determine the individual types of fruit exactly from this fruit basket. Lots of ripe yellow pome fruit such as pears and apples as well as sugar melons and honeydew melons. But tropical companions such as mango and sweet and sour papaya are also available. And in the background the red fruits from the sherry barrel come out as well as a very pleasant spiciness that flatters the fruity aromas the entire time. After many minutes, a slightly floral note comes out of the glass.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The whiskey flows very creamy and simply round into the mouth - great mouthfeel. A certain spiciness, which I always have with Irish malts, unfolds at the beginning. Is that the unmalted barley? Then the tropical and yellow fruits appear immediately behind with a strong sweetness. The full spice cabinet is just opening with nutmeg, cinnamon but also Mediterranean kitchen spices. Towards the end it gets very slightly peppery on tap.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Amazingly little oak is to be noted for its age. The great spiciness from the mouth is also present in the entire finish and remains in the mouth for a long time. Old leather and tobacco associations can also be tasted in the reverberation.

  3. meijer87 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. -sAxo- scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey, wax, slightly dusty, peach, grain, cereals, sweet pastries, very minimal earth, apple, wood, grasses, tangerines from the can, grapes, pineapple, melon
      Incredibly dense and full
    • Taste
      Honey, apple, lime, grapes, some peach, melon, some wood, a little pepper

  6. domani scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    For me and my taste a nice whiskey, I can not say otherwise. Soft and intense aromas on the nose and an arc of tension between sweet malt and oak barrel, on the palate with varied textures. The finish drops off a bit at first impression. Despite everything, a candidate for a large bottle - 14.03.2020
    • Nose
      89 89
      Woody-sweet, mirabelle, panettone, Guglhupf, peppermint chewing gum, slightly acidic note in the background but the sweet woody, caramelized nuts remain on the surface, I like it very much
    • Taste
      88 88
      Cooling, creamy, bitter and dry, fresh ginger, slightly astringent, roasted malt, mango pulp, dried herbs, the oak wood spreads and sizzles all over the mouth
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length

  7. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I liked it a lot. The previous versions seem to have been even more fruity. That would have assured me, too. I'm not really an Irish fan. Redbreast but I seem to like, because they do not have the - for me - typical artificial sweetness.
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring a little sweat. But luckily it's gone again soon.
      Then a mixture of seasoning and fruit. Also a certain freshness is there. The fruits are reminiscent of Ringlottenmarmelade. Yellow gooseberry. Glazed ginger. Add some molasses. Maybe also coconut. Then the oak flavor. I'll say sharp wood notes. Also wood stain.
    • Taste
      At first pretty creamy. Whiskey cream sweets. Glazed apricots in butter. Sugar candy. Then the wort is mixed again. I attribute it to the pot still character. A pleasant, beautiful spiciness spreads and salivation begins. Maybe some wasabi. Then a sweet paired with the fading sharpness.
    • Finish
      Some lychee is coming. The sweetness and the sharpness sound out. Then it gets drier. Some herbs. Dusty wood.

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