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Redbreast 15-year-old

Overall rating
85.70/100
votes
216
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 11:56 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 71,99

Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 15-year-old

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.70 points

  1. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    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. mema82 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  3. 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.

  4. fgg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. fgg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very fine Irishman.
    • Nose
      Very rich fruity nose, sweet fruit, tropical fruits like pineapple, mango, peach. A touch of vanilla underneath.
    • Taste
      Soft, fruity taste. Small bitterness in the background. Rich and full.
    • Finish
      Beautiful, full, creamy finish. Medium.

  6. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Goethe scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Here you have the Irish thick character from the single Pot Still.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • 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.

  8. 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

  9. St. Pauli scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  10. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    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+

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