Redbreast 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Rebranding 2019
Bottle code
Added on
25 nov 2020 4:04 pm by WGRler

Average value

€ 54.63

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57 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Redbreast 12-year-old

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.56 points.

  1. TechnOBY scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Excellent whiskey. No sharp edges. It has this typical pot still character which reminds me of motor oil. Very affordable.

  3. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior taste experiment 2021 - blind tasting

    Nice, straightforward. With large sips, it is properly mouth-filling, with a longer finish. A pleasant, uncomplicated whiskey, but with little depth.
    • Nose
      Mild, almost cautious. Sweet, pleasant, orange, peaches, nuts, a little spice. Very pleasant.
    • Taste
      Very mild, creamy. Sherry notes, light fruits, caramel. Oak.
    • Finish
      Short to medium. Sweet, with a bit of oak towards the end.

  4. Foudos scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. 88bamboo did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    This is a great bottle at its price range – it is a rather straightforward flavour profile of vanilla and sherry sweetness that may be said to be tried and tested to be widely popular with all folks. It is also very flavourful considering its 40.0% ABV.

    Anyone who enjoys Christmas cake with dried fruits, or toasted raisin buns would enjoy this, and a simple man like me certainly does. At its price range, I would recommend any alcoholic to include the Redbreast 12 in his personal collection as a go-to drink, and if not, as something for his friends who are just beginning to drink whiskey (or whiskey).

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    • Nose
      In the glass, the whiskey is a deep amber indicative of a long sherry maturation.

      On the nose, the whiskey leads with moderate vanilla with lightly toasted almonds and walnuts. This develops into a clean sweet fragrance of Sherried fruits, such as raisins and cranberries. There is a slight floral fragrance and fresh cut grass.
    • Taste
      On my tasting, a surprisingly sweet first act, with vanilla, cereal and honey-roasted almonds, with growing notes of caramelized apple. The sweet malty notes are very very clean and crisp, indeed true to its Irish triple-distilled character.

      In the midst of it, some sherry and spice grow on my palate, although it felt rather subtle because my attention was focused on the sweet and light malt. Once I caught notes of some dark fruits, I do realise the “sherry undertones” advertised on the label are indeed present and further sips draw me closer. There is a flavourful but well-rounded sherry note with raisins, cranberries, hawthorn candy flakes (山楂) and a bit of woodiness from the toasted barrel. Very very slight leatheriness and spice accompany the dry fruits. The texture is velvety and lovely, and I really like the marriage of equals between the clean and sweet vanilla flavours on one hand and sherry notes and spice on the other. Neither profile overwhelms the other, which leaves me to be able to enjoy both.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, with raisins and hawthorn candy, and warming ginger spice. While the flavours are light and crisp, the texture is not just smooth but somewhat creamier and more velvety than Scottish single malt- perhaps I am thinking too much but I would attribute this difference to the unmalted barley used for Irish.

  6. MickMatrix scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting

    There is no need to drink it. Not a pleasure, but not bad either.
    • Nose
      75 75
      Extremely mild, you don't notice any alcohol. Vanilla and coconut, Irish? Or a standard blend?
    • Taste
      70 70
      A substance like water, no body, no alcohol, no burning, nothing. Is that a ballantines?
    • Finish
      75 75
      All right, coconut and vanilla, in short

  8. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting
    Do I really have whiskey in my glass? Hardly any aromas in the nose, powerless. Definitely to forget.
    Can't keep up with the 12 year Cask Strength in any way.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Very thin, some honey, toasted aromas and vanilla. Fruit salad.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Sweet, thin, soft. Vanilla and some light fruits.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Very short, meaningless finish with minimal oak and pepper, with light fruits. 81 points

  9. didi1893 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Blind tasting Barrel-strong taste experiment:
    Nasal intense and tasty, too thin in taste and not convincing from the aromas. PX-Cask or Oloroso Sherry, 42 to max. 46% alcohol, Speyside / Highland could also be German, 10-12 years, standard whiskey.
    • Nose
      Roasted aromas, apricots, peaches, oranges, creamy and mild, slightly nutty, milk chocolate, minimally spicy wood.
    • Taste
      Thin, roasted aromas, hazelnuts, sugar, apricots, oranges, becomes slightly tart in the aftertaste, slightly grassy with a hint of smoke, spicy wood tones, chocolate, cocoa, minimal cinnamon, PX aromas.
    • Finish

  10. Gloin scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Blind cost
    • Nose
      Vinous, no smoke, a little spice tangerine, cherry, vanilla
    • Taste
      Soft, some dried fruit, some wood, overall a little thin, tasty, but not complex
    • Finish
      Wood, slightly bubbly


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