- Whiskybase ID
- Single Pot Still
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- Bourbon & Sherry Casks
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 10 Oct 2013 11:24 am
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Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 21-year-old
58 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.26 points
- What does he have for a cool touch in the nose? This is reminiscent of these artificial, sweet cherries. So we Mon Cherie but not quite ... Mega. Then there are exotic fruits ... but all from the Haribo bag and not from the tree. I have to think of a toucan all the time :-D. Incredibly artificially sweet, but totally delicious. The taste is then a little chocolaty ... but again these Haribo Tutti Frutti flavors are there. And BANANA !!! The alcohol is very well integrated. Very creamy the Sutsche. Geil .... what a part ... the finish goes on seamlessly. I am absolutely thrilled!
- A single pot still to fall in love with. Quite unlike the rest of the Redbreast range, much more fruity and subtle. The pot still spices are there, but do not dominate, but rather accompany the fruity aromas. The long finish ... just great.
For a Redbreast an amazingly fruity nose. Such a clear impact of ripe and juicy mangos, papayas, peaches, apricots and pineapples has not come my way. Little spice at the beginning, the fruit sweetness dominates and does not want to give way - great.
At the back comes a light touch of the typical pot still spices, very fine, very light, as pollinated.
Creamy and creamy. Also on the tongue a basket full of tropical fruits - oh well, no basket, a whole market stall. On the tongue sweet mango notes dominate, nicely dressed in an "oak frame" and decorated with some white pepper and some curry. A mango chutney.
Long, creamy, fruity, mildly spicy.
- Just really, really good. Great balance, wonderful complexity.
Wonderfully fruity nose, most of them being the tropical kind, with a hint of furniture polish. Mango, pineapple, and mushed bananas. Some good sherry influence as well, with raisins and aceto balsamico, as well as some yeasty bread dough. Lots and lots to like here.
Oh yes, fruits galore again, mixed with that cough syrupy, spicy quality I only ever find in Irish single pot still whiskey. But those fruits though, so very vibrant. Grapefruit, oranges and mango, accompanied by cloves and nutmeg, as well as some chili heat. Yes!
Lingering spices, with some sweeter notes mixed in. Long.
- Fruity, but not fruitbombs like some of the many nice single cask Irish released the past few years. It does have one fruit that I love and it is LYCHEE. Lots of it! It's also quite dense and heavy and has a nice mouthfeel. Good amount of oak spice which doesn't detract from the overall score.
- Rating for the bottling from 2018 !!
Aroma / Nose feeling:
Pfihiiiiirsich (ie peach ????) without end! A really soft, juicy, sweet, ripe peach with the fruit juice dripping down when you bite into it. This is joined by orange, the pulp of pear, vanilla and barley. The whiskey is often described as "fruit basket". Yes I can confirm that. Everybody may discover similar or deviant fruits in it, but that does not matter. Together, all descriptions have the wonderful 'fruity tone. Incidentally - not overripe, high-ester fruits (such as, for example, high ester rum) characterize this aroma but pleasantly soft notes are prevail here.
Taste / mouthfeel:
The oak makes itself felt and from the peach now comes forth the peach kernel, which adds its slightly (!) Bitter aftertaste. Sweet vanilla ice cream, which thickens in the mouth melts together with dark chocolate and some cocoa powder. The fruit, which also have a juicy presence in the mouth, always play a major role. Already before the departure I notice a light Grainwürze, which stands the Irish Whiskey well.
Finish / aftertaste / Length:
I note a medium-long finish with notes of grass and green wood, which is moderately bitter. Again, there are the sweet, fruity notes of sherry which give a harmonious overall appearance with the barley.
Overall impression / comment:
Not my first and certainly not my last rendezvous with this single pot still Irish whiskey from the Midleton distillery on Ireland. The whiskey offers a pleasing variety on a high level regarding its flavors. I like the Whiskeys under the name Redbreast quite well so far, but this one lays by his balance and harmony still a fad on top.
Nevertheless, the single pot still for me is ultimately no revelation or masterpiece, when I start to cheer and cheer aloud - so "only":
For classification, an excerpt of my type of scoring:
85-89: Above-average spirits for connoisseurs. Really good drops that give great pleasure and a lot of complexity. A true stimulant.
- The epitome of an elegant Irish whiskey. Repurchase is mandatory, worth every penny.
fruity, exotic, balancing between almost fermented sweetness and acidity, reminiscent of a fruit chutney, cooked with oriental spice. Cumin, but also fennel seed, bell pepper and tonka bean. Spicy-sweet cane sugar, cinnamon rolls and black tea. Wonderful nose!
(Blood) orange marzipan, intense sherry notes now (golden sultanas), syrup and pleasantly warm spicy wood. Dried mango, pumpernickel and brown sugar. Orange marmalade and canned peach. Wonderfully creamy, not a bit alcoholic.
Green tea now with a grassy-sour, but never bitter finish.
biscuits, canned fruit, very sweet, lychees, honey, flowers, vanilla
sweet honey, malty, fruity, sugar,
long and quite like the nose and rather elegant
- Very fruity, pineapples and peach are dominant, also grassy (Littlemill like), some spices and some freshness.