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Redbreast 12-year-old

Overall rating
83.65/100
votes
281
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Irish Distillers Ltd
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks / Bourbon Barrels
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label
Barcode
5011007008345
Added on
15 Dec 2011 10:30 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 43.40

Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 12-year-old

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.65 points

  1. knopfler99 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. knopfler99 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    A nice malt, quite pleasant to drink. Overall, the taste is not as good as in the nose and the finish is not very much left over, the flavors lose themselves quite quickly. A little one-dimensional but ok for the price.
    • Nose
      When the sample is opened, Amarena cherry is released first. In the glass, this then fades into the background and it offers the nose rumors of raisins, (dried) apple, vanilla and peach.
    • Taste
      Spicy in the mouth, with a fresh apple, you can taste citrus and the wood is fine in the background.
    • Finish
      a hint of warmed cinnamon remains in the mouth.

  3. Kumachan scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    A whikey perfectly balanced, gourmand and elegant, fine, an ally of aperitifs. Despite being 40%, it does not weaken and keeps its complexity. Bravo. If it had to be given a subjective note, it would be a 88
    • Nose
      Single pot Still: from Still pot stills and distilled three times. Golden yellow dress, long tears, few and slow. It is very floral and delicate. White flowers, acacia, rose, honey. A toasted side, roasted coconut, black pepper and yellow brulee. Elegance!
    • Taste
      Great finesse, dry and tender, on the white flowers, beeswax, a nice taste of blackcurrant still disbudded. The fresh coconut, yellow brugnon, rose petals. Finesse and freshness on pink grapefruit.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish on rose petal and vine peach.

  4. Cubey666 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    really typical Irish whiskey, could use a bit more complexity perhaps
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. Helgo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Light sweet nose with oranges, limes and yellow peach. Something malty and cinnamon. Soft and oily in the mouth. Harmonious with juice oranges and subtle roasted aromas. Medium-long, solid finish.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. Achany scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A delicious Irish for in between, the finish depends a little later taste.
    • Nose
      Has something of bourbon, malt, vanilla, fresh bright fruits, oak, already typically Irish, some roasted oak vllt.
    • Taste
      Again, these creamy, malty notes with vanilla, followed by gentle peppery spiciness, but also fruit like apple, citrus and toffee
    • Finish
      Medium length, oak with malt, peppery

  8. wisekycourse scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    On the nose, cereals, grass, vanilla, fine oak and ripe fruits! In the mouth, creamy sweetness, a little spicy, blackcurrant, apples a little caramelized, vanilla again, simple and effective! In the final, all these aromas endure at the bottom of the glass, then the desire to take a tear, because of a rather short finish. A good simple dram, fruity, low alcohol!

  9. Allandale scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very nice this Redbreast. Worth while.
    • Nose
      A complex,spicy and fruity aroma with toasted -wood notes evident.
    • Taste
      Full flavored and complex,harmonious  balance of spicy, creamy, fruity , sherry and toasted  notes.
    • Finish
      Pleasant. Long. The complex flavours linger on the palate.

  10. 11insomnium scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Nosing: Fresh sherry, fruity, light vanilla, young barrels

    Tasting: Sweet, strong, spicy sherry, hint of mint

    With water: more aromatic and softer

    Comment: For a 12-year-old very pleasant, surprisingly positive, although not overly complex

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