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Redbreast 15-year-old

Overall rating 198 votes 85.64

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296 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

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Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 21
Balance 21

Tastingtags

22 Notes

Allandale
Connoisseur Allandale Tasting note
17 Mar 2017 9:56 am
Allandale gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Aromas of fruit compote, cinnamon and clove. A good clean streak running through it, but the rich spiciness  dominates.

Taste

A touch drier than expected, with austere peppery spice, making its presence felt, but sweetened up with spicy oak and fresh apple and mango.

Finish

Dry peppery and spicy.

Comments

Different and much better than the 12. years. 46% is better.

Goethe
Expert Senior Goethe Tasting note
21 Jan 2017 7:47 pm
Goethe gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Sweet fruity sherry. Berries (gooseberry, blackberry), apples, 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.

Comments
Here you have the Irish thick character from the single Pot Still.
Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
Helgo
Connoisseur Helgo Tasting note
28 Nov 2016 1:47 pm
Helgo gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

jede Menge Beeren, mild, würzig, etwas Eiche und Karamell

Taste

Sehr cremig und weich. Potstill? Nüsse, Toffee, Nugat

Finish

Cremig, mittellang mit ordentlicher Eiche

Comments

Blindtasting Weihnachtswichteln TWS 2016

Tipp: Redbreast? Müsste auf jeden Fall ein Ire sein. Sehr weich und ausgewogen. Am Ende aber noch mal mit Kraft. Den 12er von RB habe ich im Schrank und er ist eigentlich einer meiner Lieblingsiren und der kommt dem hier sehr nah!

Auflösung: WID:22545 Redbreast 15yo 46%

Sehr schön! Vielen Dank. Den kannte ich noch nicht. Ein sehr guter Starter. Macht Lust auf mehr...

Christian = Sammelbegriff
St. Pauli
Expert Senior St. Pauli Tasting note
23 Sep 2016 5:58 pm
St. Pauli gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Bourbon-y,  with sweet malt, kindergarten glue, pine needles, juniper, and fudge. It's all well pronounced, but gentle. 

Taste

Oily and sweet, very pleasant with a gentle touch of spice. The bourbon-like influence becomes even more evident, with it's glue-ish and pine needle taste. The fudge and cinnamon are well in balance, and there is some soft pepper.

Finish

Relatively short, but it keeps returning. Now, the warming spice gets louder. It's a good mix of sweet and spicy. 

Comments

Well-balanced and well-made whiskey. Definitely one for the category spicy & sweet, but an essential dram.

Cheers! Paul
jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
27 Aug 2016 2:07 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 84 points

A showdown between Colin Dunn vs Joe Clark. Three drams each, blind. Joe's no.#2


N: Burnt butterscotch, creamy fudge, grain like,... Malted & unsalted barley - so it could be Irish.

T: Again, a little butterscotch. Strong, gravelly and seemingly stronger than the last four drams [starting here WB]. Edgy, grain led development 

F: Takes time to unravel and finishes well.

C: Why did the Irish use un-malted barley - because of the malt tax imposed on them. This works, it's style and character both strong. Now Colin's final dram: WB



Scores a C+

kot1803
Expert Senior kot1803 Review note
23 Jul 2016 11:46 pm
kot1803 gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.3
Nose
84
Initial taste
82
Body
82
Finish
81
Price
82
Presentation
83
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Defeatless
Expert Senior Defeatless Review note
16 Apr 2016 10:30 pm
Defeatless gave this whisky 86 points

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.

Weighted Rate
86.1
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
89
Finish
85
Price
82
Presentation
85
zinaf
Expert Senior zinaf Tasting note
16 Mar 2016 11:02 am
zinaf gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

Quite fiery on the nose. Grassy, green notes in general. Then some honey and bees wax develops. Very light engine oil note.    With time develops some ripe fruit notes (apricots).
Water doesn't change it much

Taste

Sweet arrival. Sherry, dry fuits mix, hint of salt, sweet fruits,
Good mouth feel, nice body, not too thick though. A balanced mix of spices with cinnamon and clove.

Finish

Long, sweet, polished wood, and fruity and vanilla. water adds some fudge over-note (rather plain vanilla)

Comments

Very nice sipping whiskey. An improvement over the regular 12yo, but the 12CS is more tasty.

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Glennie
Expert Senior Glennie Review note
01 Feb 2016 10:02 pm
Glennie gave this whisky 84 points

It's good but not as good as I hoped for.

Irish whiskey is certainly undergoing a positive development. But miracles don't hapend that fast.

The hype makes them quite expensive. I must say that the price/quality ratio is better with scotch single malt despite the price increases we see there.

However, for the sake of variation I will be buying more Irish whiskey in the future. It's definitely on my radar now.

Weighted Rate
83.8
Nose
85
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
82
Price
80
Presentation
80
Dalm
Expert Junior Dalm Note
17 Jan 2016 7:01 pm

Aroma: Sherry, fruchtig, Ananas, Äpfel, süßes Malz, etwas Eiche
Geschmack: kräftig, Sherry, pfeffrige Würze, Eiche
Abgang: lang, würzig, Eiche

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