Redbreast 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Stated Age
12 years old
Bourbon & Sherry
Batch B1/22
58.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L221431566 xx:xx 02/08/22
Added on
16 sep 2022 9:32 pm by ValentinS
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 79.94

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Whisky reviews for Redbreast 12-year-old

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.08 points.

  1. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A little less disarming sweetness, but more fruit and oak than the 10. Can't decide, both damn good.
    • Nose
      In direct comparison to the grandiose 10yo CS: immediately more fruit, raisins, green banana, pineapple. But then immediately the nutty, creamy chocolate note from Readbreast.
    • Taste
      Spicy fruit, like mulled wine, but not nearly as banal. Vanilla yogurt, pineapple sorbet with cream.
    • Finish
      Nestles creamy nutty on the palate, finally a little more oak than the 10 as if it were the same batch with 2 years more aging time.

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  3. DannyHill scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      dried fruit, dried cranberries, red berries, citrus oils
    • Taste
      91 91
      super fruity, cranberries, dried blackberries, touch of honeydew melon, cantaloupe, honey, vanilla
    • Finish
      90 90
      fruity, long

  4. SpringBarley scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. LakatosKE scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      dried apricot, vanilla, spicy, nuts, coconut shavings, blackberry, black currant
    • Taste
      full and spicy, dried apricot, vanilla, raisins, dark fruits - blackberry, blackcurrant
    • Finish
      long - fruity and spicy

  6. Comet67 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Wolfgang_Z scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    It is always a pleasure to open the new batch of 12 CS and to see the high expectations fulfilled. The joy of batch 1/23 is huge again. Liquid Ireland that triggers head cinema in the most beautiful way

  8. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Initially, with a newly opened bottle, Batch B1/22, like its two predecessors B1/21 and B1/20, needed some time in the glass or alternatively a few drops of water to open and lose its peaks more quickly. Well, after a month and a good fifth of the content less, both are no longer necessary because it is "there" right away. A few drops of water are still recommended to accentuate the fruit notes a little more clearly. Speaking of fruit notes: in previous batches, tropical fruits were sometimes very clearly discernible, which can otherwise only be found in Redbreast 21. These are no longer available here, but this is no reason for disappointment, because the berries that take their place are just as tasty, so that in the end it is once again a great batch of 12 CS to report.
    • Nose
      Fresh pastries, biscuit dough, raisins, fresh blueberries and blackberries, topped with a spice mix of allspice, marjoram, tarragon, rosemary and thyme. Earthy, loamy, leathery, dry autumn leaves, an old library with dusty folios, a hint of floor wax
    • Taste
      A creamy, full, voluminous start, 58.1% is noticeable as a warming effect. Deep dark cherries, grapes, raisins, fresh figs, blueberries, black currants. Dry clay soil, shortcrust biscuits with dark chocolate, nougat, toffee, milk coffee. Very well balanced spicy notes that join the other aromas after a while.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, creamy, fruity for a very long time, only mild and delicately spicy with grated nutmeg and cloves.


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