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Overall rating
90.58/100
votes
52
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Ruby Port Casks
Casknumber
Batch B1/19
Strength
54.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
19 Feb 2020 9:16 pm by Archer
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 501.50

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Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 27-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.58 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    If you expect an outstanding single pot still here, you don't expect too much. Simply ingenious, gets almost everything out of an older PLC that you could wish for. The 27yo is said to be a permanent extension of the Redbreast Range, the statement: "Batch B1 / 19" confirms it. One can only hope that this robin will find its way to German robin dealers so that one can give it a new home year after year at the hopefully slightly cheaper German price.
    • Nose
      93 93
      And there they are, the so dearly revered pot still spices, which press into the nose in a mixture of cinnamon, coriander, cumin, marjoram, nutmeg and pepper. Directly included: A fruity mix of tropical fruits (papaya, passion fruit, pineapple and mango), ripe red raspberries and dried figs and dates. The fruit flavors are all so dense that you can well imagine a freshly pureed fruit puree. Spices and fruits are pretty full in the glass and do not go away for a long time.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Strong and very creamy onset, this fantastic fruit combination immediately lies on the tongue from the nose. A little sip is enough to get the full broadside of fruit. Here now with a focus on tropical fruits, has some of the older batches of Redbreast 21, but is even creamier and denser. I see the mango almost in front of me, almost as if I could bite off a piece of it. Vanilla and dark chocolate, toffee. Not even as much wood as you might think, just a little dryness that spreads over time without weakening the fruit notes. Initially still cautious, later the pot still spices come on, become more and more intense, combine with the other flavors in the best way and thus have a further aroma-pushing effect.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, slightly dry, very fruity, slightly spicy. The fruits stay forever, accompanied by nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander and curry powder. Dark chocolate with mint.

  2. EvilAFI scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    I really didn’t think anything could top Redbreast 21. This is so enjoyable, the edges are more rounded and the subtlety of the extra oak and addition of port just add more layers and enjoyment. Dangerously drinkable & so much tropical fruit for a 27yr old. This hits all the right notes for me.
    • Nose
      Very much a Redbreast. Buttery shortbread cookies, peach, mango, papaya, soo fruity and floral, hint of oak peaks through
    • Taste
      Mouth coating, subtle sweetness, again tropical fruits come in waves, oak is here now and a light spice barrel char that balances the sweetness. Portis also making itself known with a red grape/date flavor after the mango/peach subsides.
    • Finish
      Very long, still fruity and sweet, but now the oak leaves a pleasant dryness. Red grapes and pineapple are left after all is said and done. It remains warm and tingling for such a long time thanks to the 54.2 abv.

  3. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful Irish. I don't usually care much about a sweet wine cask whiskey but this unusually done well. Props. Lots of tropical fruits here. Thank you to Ryan for sample.

  4. NRGCLICK scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Having been lucky to have procured a sample through a gracious friend, I'm honored to be writing this review.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Intense berry party!!! Raspberry, blueberry, blackberries & forest fruits.. Its fresh, fresh fruits, almost like I have a mixed bowl under my nose and some of the berries have been crushed and the juices are intensifying the aromas.
      There is an element of candy, sweet raspberry licorice which has me salivating. It's insanely fruity and there are mild hints of mango, peaches, and rhubarb in the background. Oh yes, this is quite the exquisite dram.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oh wow! the instant arrival of sweetness, fresh fruit juice, its as if I've placed a medley of berries in my mouth, and im biting down and getting explosions of fruit juice encompassing my mouth. It's intense at the start then softens slowly more and more.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The finish is smooth, hardly any burn, only a few drops of water. Sumac on the finish and still very fruity all the way through.
      This was a medium finish.

  5. Cascade24 scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

  6. SherryDrone scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    Batch 1, 27yo Redbreast. Whoa !!
    This is a Redbreast matured in ex oloroso sherry and ex bourbon casks and finally enriched in ruby port wine casks.
    Colour: Copper
    Nose: Amazing. Ripened fruits. Quintessential Redbreast. Some caramel. Grapefruit. Almonds. Some mangoes. Fresh walnuts. With water it turns more fresh. Berries.
    Palate: Thick, luscious, a little peppery. Loaded with fruitiness, honey, red plums, berries, cherry. The alcohol is a bit prickly. Couple of drops of water makes it better. Cantaloupe, black cardamom & cinnamon. Berry tart. Absolutely wonderful. The oloroso sherry influence brings in some dry fruit flavours like sultanas.
    Finish: Very long. A sweet spice oakiness mixed with grapefruit, golden apricots & fresh garden notes.

    Wonderful, lovely and enjoyable Redbreast. Bursting with flavours

  7. grizly007 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

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