Redbreast 15-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butts, Bourbon Barrels
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Rebranding 2019
Bottle code
Added on
08 dec 2021 6:30 pm by HolgerStoehr

Average value

€ 88.00

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27 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Redbreast 15-year-old

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.82 points.

  1. Goethe scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Another great 15-year-old Readbreast (2021). Even more berries compared to older versions (pre 2019).
    Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Sweet fruity sherry. Berries (gooseberry, blackberry most of the time), ripe apples, some caramel, raisins, roasted almonds.
    • Taste
      Sweet fruity sherry again. Berries cooked and stewed. Some leather way in the back.
    • Finish
      Medium. Red and dark fruit gums. Some vegetables in the back.

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  3. notesofmalt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Redbreast 15 years, 46% alc. Original bottling (2021). Ageing: Oloroso sherry casks and bourbon casks

    Nose: Spicy blackberry jam in oatmeal, pleasant sweetness. I also find pancakes with blueberries and maple syrup candied apples and a hint of tropical fruit. Oak wood aromas remain discreet and warming in the background.

    Palate: Here, too, blackberry jam and cereal aromas, but also significantly more spiciness than on the nose. Sugar beet, maple syrup, caramel and milk chocolate, I taste slightly burnt plum cake and cinnamon, there is also a pinch of colored pepper and cloves.

    Finish: Long, blood oranges and blackberries, gooseberries, almonds and then lots of oak.

    Conclusion: The tannins of the oak barrels come into their own with this Redbreast, the leap from the 12-year-old is enormous. A really nice whiskey. 87/100 points

  4. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    There is not much more to say about the Redbreast 15yo. Always a real benchmark when it comes to SPS, no matter in which direction the fruit notes tend.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Hm, wild berries, blueberries, raisins, dried dates and apricots, fresh figs - all garnished with a whole spice rack, from which marjoram, rosemary, allspice, chervil, cumin and cinnamon stand out. A hint of tropical fruit reminiscent of a recent batch of 15yo where these fruity notes were very dominant. As tasty as it was, the mixture of wild berries and spices couldn't be topped with it. However, what this one has in common with its predecessor: with every further sniff, it pulls out a further register of aromas and now quite clearly lets nougat chocolate and marzipan flow into the nose. And it doesn't stop...
    • Taste
      88 88
      Creamy and waxy at first, it doesn't hold back for long, instead delivering raisins, dried blackberries, blueberry jam, blackcurrants and grapes. The pot still spices from the nose also rage on the tongue, primarily chervil, marjoram and clove powder. Block malt, nougat, caramel, milk coffee.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Takes his time, has lost his calm and seems to have nothing else to do. A bum, at least on the tongue. A mixture of spices and berries, milk chocolate, cocoa, milk coffee.

  5. martinseco did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Did you know that this 15 year old Redbreast is colored as is the 12 year old at 40% and even the 21 year old too? Here is the link to the distillery's website with the information that you won't find on the bottles (, although this should be declared in Germany. I don't need any coloring in the whiskey and will stick with the Redbreast 12 Cask Strength in the future!


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