Overall rating
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
21 years old
1st Fill Bourbon & Oloroso
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
08 Jul 2019 4:43 pm by betsoin

Average value

€ 151.00

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22 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 21-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.86 points

  1. Moses scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    One in advance and for everyone who dares to run here without judgment. It is not a scotch! Because of the single pot stills story (mixture of malted and unmalted barley) with triple distillation and the long contact with copper, something strange happens. That is essential, otherwise you will be disappointed. I like that. A sample beforehand is strongly recommended this version / 18 not so fruity on the nose and a little dirtier in the sherry area at the end, but it goes in the direction of a new leather saddle. So exactly mine. For me, the pleasant direction clearly laid out on the bourbon side.
    Oh, ... mine again: -), ... yes, it becomes house whiskey.
    • Nose
      88 88
      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 bananas plus exotic fruitiness still 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. Deliciously fresh. With the second sip, I had even imagined some "rose water" a few times. This is exactly the moment when many say that the pot still technique is too artificial. Too many perfume notes also cloud the sensations. But this Redbreast21 makes it very elegant and not so pushy. Respect to Jameson. Master craft.
    • Taste
      91 91
      After the first few seconds in the mouth, the memory of Christmas and spring spreads "at the same time". Very, very cool main part ... and well seasoned by the PotStills technique. Always butter-sweet with a concentrated, creamy mouthfeel, it ensures wonderful waves of Christmas cookies and fruit salad with petals that don't want to end. It also reminds me a bit of canned peach and apricots. Wow, it's very, very complex on the palate. From now on I want it to be on the shelf. This feeling should never end. Oha, a dangerous bottle. I arrived in the Irish whiskey heaven. Version / 18. My best Irishman so far.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, longer with exciting spiciness and a lot of drying apricot. Then he comes back and leaves. With spicy fruitiness, it only slowly lets go in several waves. On the one hand, not too much happens anymore. But for that he makes the finale soothing and wonderfully long. There is something. The fact is: this bottle has several special features leased for it. Great cinema of Irish Whiskey PotStills art.
      PS: A big thank you to André for the big sample.

  2. 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

  3. 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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