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Redbreast 12-year-old

Overall rating 105 votes 85.85
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Edition
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
12 years old
Casknumber
Batch B1/11
Strength
57.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
07 Oct 2011 12:50 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 74,90

177 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 21
Balance 21

Tastingtags

11 Notes

Archer
Connoisseur Archer Review note
09 Jan 2016 7:28 am
Archer gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90.2
Nose
89
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
90
scuse me while I kiss the sky
Sandman
Expert Senior Sandman Tasting note
03 Jan 2016 11:01 am
Sandman gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Notenolie, explosie van fruit en beetje sherry

Taste

Gedroogd fruit, vanille en sinaasappel

Finish

Lang, toffee en sherry

Comments

Mijn notes van 14-12-2013

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Snerik
Expert Junior Snerik Tasting note
25 Aug 2014 5:43 pm
Snerik gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Okay, apples and pears. Nothing new here. But some burnt suger, and vanilla? Hmm, like smelling a crème brûlée, which I find as a good thing. It’s very “Irish”, but it’s on steroids. And milk chocolate. 

Taste

Dry, fruity. A lot from the nose just disappears in my opinion? It gets oilier, less direct fruit. 

Finish

Long finish, with vanilla, chocolate and a hint of minerals in the back. Banana, apples, but in a dry, not in a “superficial” way. I find it very pleasant. It’s kind of straight forward, but well, in a good way.

Comments

This is very “Irish” in the sense that there’s a lot of Irish whisky notes within this whisky (DUH?) but there’s so much more power behind it. I had mine with water, and from what I can read here in the comment section; maybe I should have avoided that. 

Erik Nilsson
ricallende
Expert Junior ricallende Review note
21 Jun 2014 1:53 am
ricallende gave this whisky 90 points

Best Irish whisky I've ever taste so far. Quite smooth for a cask strength.

Weighted Rate
90
Nose
88
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
90
alectron
Specialist alectron Tasting note
26 May 2013 8:00 am
alectron gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

quite aggressive alc on the nose, white chocolate & vanilla, apricots, fresh oak staves, wood glue, (weak) dry black tea, (85-87)
W water:  fresher/cooling nose feel, but much less flavour, most of the sweet ones seem to be gone, wood & a bit of glue is the only remains, strange. (78)

Taste

nice white chocolate & vanilla, oak spices, a few yellow fruits and some gummy bears (87)
W water:  oilier, more dominating wood, but not extreme as the nose & sweet notes remain, even got a bit more complex on the fruit, some red berries now as well (87)

Finish

fairly long, a tad spirit-y, still white chocolate & vanilla, more wood spices now, also a nice pastry note (w caramelized walnuts?) (85)
W water:  grain-ier than before, somewhat raisin-y (pine) as well (85)

Comments
Remember - whisky scores and impressions are highly subjective and situational by nature - so don't go and buy whisky according to someone else's taste...
Suriname
Expert Junior Suriname Review note
05 May 2013 10:48 pm
Suriname gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.7
Nose
89
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
89
Presentation
88
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Liquid_Gold
Expert Junior Liquid_Gold Review note
26 Nov 2012 12:54 pm
Liquid_Gold gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
89.1
Nose
89
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
87
Presentation
88
Willie JJ
Expert Senior Willie JJ Tasting note
27 Apr 2012 8:28 pm
Willie JJ gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Intense, floral, very clean, fruitier with water, perhaps a little grassy. 

Taste

Tightly closed, sweet. Water brings some ashy sherbet. More water lightens it further and gives it more sparkle. 

Finish

Short at full strength, but gets longer every time you add a couple of drops of water.

Comments

I wish I had more of this to play with. Its a lot of fun

It's better to have drunk it all than never to have drunk at all.
markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
15 Mar 2012 12:11 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

A very stout nose on baked banana, drenched in caramel. Creamy! A lot of spices, to many to name, enriching the nose tremendously. It literally makes my mouth water. Fairly straightforward, but oh so good!

Taste

It explodes on the palate. Vanilla, milk chocolate, preserved fruit, grain and quite some oak. Thanks to the cask strength, it is very spicy with hot chili and woodspice in the lead. Again very creamy with a large dose of caramel and toffee. Boy, this is so enjoyable. Not overly complex, but who cares when a whiskey is that good?

Finish

The finish is very long, very sweet and spicy. Vanilla and caramel linger a long time.

Comments

I already enjoyed the Redbreast at drinking strength, but this is extremely nice. Around 65 EUR, although I have not seen it around in Belgium too much. Recommended!

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
Lafroy
Expert Senior Lafroy Review note
28 Feb 2012 9:47 pm
Lafroy gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.7
Nose
87
Initial taste
83
Body
85
Finish
81
Price
80
Presentation
85

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