Redbreast 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Oak and sherry
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Rebranding 2019
Bottle code
de Germany
Added on
09 may 2020 11:35 pm by Bewcastle

Average value

€ 40.90

2 × in wishlist

30 × member ratings

73 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 12-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.57 points

  1. Ingwe1705 scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    Didn't know the Redbreast 12 yet. It certainly didn't disappoint. Delicious whiskey for a great price.

  2. UnitedChart scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    I tasted this whiskey blindly.

    The nose was a bit weak in my opinion. Minimal sherry, minimal toffee, minimal green apple, after warming the glass, the apple becomes a still hard pear. In retrospect, I underline a pre-reviewer's comment and smell one of those childhood chewing gum cigarettes.

    After the first sip, my thoughts are with a scrub in terms of taste. Feels watery, it doesn't have a lot of percentage, but it still burns a bit. (In fact it is only 40%) I can taste a hint of rum, but then the taste evaporates in the salivation.
    The finish is supposed to be long, according to the notes on the net, I'm not going with that.

    Nose: 20
    Key: 21
    Finish: 20
    Total package: 20
    = 81, with a lot of good will

    Conclusion: More like a typical daily dram, pale, without much pretension.

  3. Expraesi scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Rody024 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Imagine a lovely evening with good old friends, where time just isn't a factor. This is the bottle that empties on this evening before you know it. Delicious, slightly expressive with just the right complexity.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Intensity - 5
      Richness - 7

      Malt, soft spices (almost rye like), orange, porridge, fruit cake and dried abricot.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Intensity - 5
      Richness - 7
      Warming and silky smooth mouthfeel.

      Porridge, vanilla, dried orange, biscuits, fruit cake, caramel and gingerbread.
    • Finish
      88 88
      5-10 seconds
      Medium-long and carrying quite the complexity with vanilla on the foreground.

  5. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Bottle year - unknown
    • Nose
      Sweet fruity creamy cookie
    • Taste
      Slightly sweet creamy cookie
    • Finish
      Short, sweet

  6. man2392 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Nose: tinned mandarins, guava, apple juice, candy cigarettes, very light hint of smoke
    Palate: dried apple
    Finish: heat, got a slight kick to it.

    Not unpleasant but nor very complex, the CS version is a huge step up

  7. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83


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