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Redbreast 12-year-old

Overall rating
85.91/100
votes
122
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 12:08 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 79,00

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122 × member ratings

190 × in collection

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

  1. whiskyd scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Sandman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    My notes from 14-12-2013
    • Nose
      Nut oil, explosion of fruit and little sherry
    • Taste
      Dried fruit, vanilla and orange
    • Finish
      Lang, toffee en sherry

  4. Snerik scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    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. 
    • 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.

  5. ricallende scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Best Irish whiskey I've ever taste so far. Quite smooth for a cask strength.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. alectron scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • 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)

  7. Suriname scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Liquid_Gold scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Willie JJ scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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!
    • 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.

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