Redbreast 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Edition
Stated Age
12 years old
Bourbon and Sherry Casks
Batch B2/19
55.8 % Vol.
750 ml
Rebranding 2019
Bottle code
ie Ireland
Added on
07 Mar 2020 3:07 pm by Schmausel
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 70.93

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Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 12-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.85 points

  1. ehelkur scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Outstanding rich Irish whiskey. A must have in every whiskey cabinet.
    And for those starting their whiskey journey, the Red Breast 12yo, bottled at 40%, can be a great adventure and alternative.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The Nose is outstanding: a hand full of dried fruits, nuts, sultanas, prunes, chocolate and freshly brewed black coffee. Underneath we can also find layers of barley sugars, cooked pineapples with a mix of spices like cinnamon and nutgmeg.
    • Taste
      90 90
      On the palate, it is quite smooth for a cask strength, creamy, mellow with sweet dried fruits into a Christmas cake and stewed fruits like pineapples and peaches. It has a huge amount of layers, which are always developing... it also comes the chocolate, vanilla and a mix of spices.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The finish is quite long, lingering and sweet with spices and banana chewing gum.

  2. VanOpek scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      malty-sweet, strong sherry notes: nuts, dried fruits, heavy and deep, light vanilla, cake with raisins and nuts, very pleasant and rich
    • Taste
      86 86
      very sweet, rich in flavour, sherry notes, dried fruit, nuts, cinammon, oily and heavy, sour candied citrus peel, cloves, gingerbread, rounded, great balance
    • Finish
      86 86
      smooth and medium-dry, spicy and pleasant, gingerbread with hints of sweet chilli, sherry and malty in background, slow and warm, heavt, rich and intense

  3. Hlektrion scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. snaotheus scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Candy, booze, fruit, toffee and oak.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Bright fruity, figs and dark cherry, caramel, spicy.
    • Finish
      82 82
      A little medicinal, mostly oak and vanilla and sherry.

  5. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88


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