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Redbreast 15-year-old

Overall rating
85.43/100
votes
270
Whiskybase ID
WB22545
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L109531120
Barcode
5011007019518
Added on
27 May 2011 11:19 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 73.60

31 × in wishlist

270 × member ratings

412 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 15-year-old

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.43 points

  1. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Sweet, red apples, allspices, christmas cake, fresh, furniture polish notes on nose.

    Dried fruits, apples, sweet, oak cask notes on taste. 

    Long finish with spices, oak cask, apples and vanilla notes.

  2. Jean Ginster scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I like it. I think these potstills from Ireland have a typical intense fruity spiciness.
    • Nose
      fruity, yellow fruits, with caramel and vanilla. Intensive. Direction pear, quince, with a fairly pronounced spiciness.
    • Taste
      first sweet, then fruity, quince and mint with a sweet intensive seasoning. Some lemon mixed with vanilla.
    • Finish
      medium. it leaves the oak spice with a slight fruity sweetness, with mint.

  3. Helgo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Blindtasting Christmas Goblins TWS 2016

    Tip: Redbreast? Must be an Irishman in any case. Very soft and balanced. But in the end again with strength. The 12 of RB I have in the closet and he is actually one of my favorite Irish and he comes here very close!

    Resolution: WID: 22545 Redbreast 15yo 46%

    Very beautiful! Many Thanks. I did not know that yet. A very good starter. Makes you want to more...
    • Nose
      Lots of berries, mild, spicy, some oak and caramel
    • Taste
      Very creamy and soft. Potstill? Nuts, toffee, nougat
    • Finish
      Creamy, medium length with decent oak

  4. Defeatless scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sweet nose, to my liking, some peach, caramelcream, some hard candy. there is a waxy nose in there, like in Clynelish.

    Taste: sweet, gentle, oily, nutty,

    Body: nice thick and oily.

    Finish: medium: Light bitter tones, followed by some oak notes.

    Price: a little expensive

    Presentation: Decent classic look.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. michevinyl scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    refreshing good 89p
    • Nose
      Fruity fine fragrance, vanilla, honey, pear, kiwi
    • Taste
      Creamy fruit, light seasoning, grain, more fruit, buttercup
    • Finish
      Medium fennel, orange, carnation, menthol

  6. Merl scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Honey, cereals, gingerbread, rum baba. It's soft, round, almost spongy. Very ripe fruit, pear, peach, but soon the sherry rises. Quite oaky, more fig and leather than red fruits. Salted butter caramel. Hazelnut, olive oil. On the palate, nice smoothness, it's milky, delicately vanilla, on a very cereal background, well it's Irish. Then plums, blackcurrant, some spices, paprika, pepper and turmeric, ginger, quince, fermented grapes. Rather long finish, on the biscuit, more cereals, dry earth, saffron, soft caramel.

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    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Funtik scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

  9. Nestheth scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    A tad too much spiciness and sourness. A tad too little abv. or tangible frame.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Apple, berries. Something fresh with a synthetic feel, perhaps just alcohol. Hints of sweetness, like chocolate and vanilla.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Berries, sourness, lemon. A burning sensation, spice/alcohol. A tangible frame. Not robust, tho. Perhaps this is the advertised creaminess. A few drops of water might be a good idea.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Spicy dryness.

  10. LoverCop1989 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Very nice! Balanced sherry-heavy fruity pot still! Price / performance ratio is perfectly fine! I don't like it as much as 12-year-old CS!
    • Nose
      87 87
      very fruity (dark and tropical fruits (including banana, pineapple)), vanilla, sherry, sweet, slightly spicy
    • Taste
      87 87
      Strongly spicy, fruity, sweet, nutty, light vanilla note, clear oak influence, towards the end oily and a little bit tart, strong salivation
    • Finish
      86 86
      long, very spicy, strong oak, fruity, malty (slightly bitter)

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