Redbreast 21-year-old

Overall rating
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

Average value

€ 211.68

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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

  1. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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!

  2. Archer scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      94 94
      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.
    • Taste
      93 93
      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.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, creamy, fruity, mildly spicy.

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Just really, really good. Great balance, wonderful complexity.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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!
    • Finish
      Lingering spices, with some sweeter notes mixed in. Long.

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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.

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. waal scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    The epitome of an elegant Irish whiskey. Repurchase is mandatory, worth every penny.
    • Nose
      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!
    • Taste
      (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.
    • Finish
      Green tea now with a grassy-sour, but never bitter finish.

  8. Cubey666 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      biscuits, canned fruit, very sweet, lychees, honey, flowers, vanilla
    • Taste
      87 87
      sweet honey, malty, fruity, sugar,
    • Finish
      88 88
      long and quite like the nose and rather elegant

  9. Merl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. RobbievdB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very fruity, pineapples and peach are dominant, also grassy (Littlemill like), some spices and some freshness.


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