- Single Pot Still
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Cask Strength Edition
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Batch B1/11
- 57.7 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Added on
- 07 Oct 2011 12:08 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 12-year-old
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.91 points
- My notes from 14-12-2013
Nut oil, explosion of fruit and little sherry
Dried fruit, vanilla and orange
Lang, toffee en sherry
- This is very “Irish” in the sense that there’s a lot of Irish whiskey notes within this whiskey (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.
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.
Dry, fruity. A lot from the nose just disappears in my opinion? It gets oilier, less direct fruit.
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.
- Best Irish whiskey I've ever taste so far. Quite smooth for a cask strength.
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)
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)
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)
- I wish I had more of this to play with. Its a lot of fun
Intense, floral, very clean, fruitier with water, perhaps a little grassy.
Tightly closed, sweet. Water brings some ashy sherbet. More water lightens it further and gives it more sparkle.
Short at full strength, but gets longer every time you add a couple of drops of water.
- 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!
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!
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?
The finish is very long, very sweet and spicy. Vanilla and caramel linger a long time.