Redbreast 21-year-old

Overall rating
88.27/100
votes
380
Whiskybase ID
WB45186
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L324531256
Barcode
5011007024970
Added on
10 oct 2013 11:24 am
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 248.65

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380 × member ratings

500 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Redbreast 21-year-old

57 users have left 62 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.27 points.

  1. Francishomola scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
      amazing nose, light, exotic fruits, mango, vanilla, oak, little bit acetone,
    • Taste
      90 90
      sweet and sour, vanilla, spice, oak, nuts,
    • Finish
      88 88
      shorter finish at first but it comes back, caramel sugar,metallic aftertaste,

  2. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Spoerkel scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Malt_Brothers scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. 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

  6. Merl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. RobbievdB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. kennyfufu222 scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    Great

  9. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Had this one in a blind tasting, never would have expected this to be an Irish whiskey. Very fruity, not very much on alcohol, just a relaxing dram actually. Pleasant for sure.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very fruity, citrus, tropical fruits, pineapple. Sweet as well, caramel, candy-like, 'schuimblokken'. Not very much alcohol, a bit modest nose.
    • Taste
      86 86
      A lot of peach now, fruity. Something sour, citrus, floral, not very poweful. Creamy structure. A bit grassy, again peach.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Still a lot of peach, pretty smooth, fruity. Middle long, after some while winegums.

  11. HammerHead scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      An almost overripe fruitiness, pineapple, peach, fruit syrup, caramel, vanilla, grainy, grassy, slightly sourish and a little dusty wood.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Creamy, sweet and a bit sour, canned peach and pineapple, vanilla, slightly metallic, dusty and peppery.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Quite long: first a short burst of tropical fruits, then herbaceous with drying grain and wood notes.

  12. Erik1908 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    My 4th Redbreast; after the 12y, 12y cs and 15.
    • Nose
      89 89
      A tropical fruit-basket from Ireland. That's the best I can do to describe the nose. Slightly dominant pineapple but everything stays quite elegant. A delight for the nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Full body with very mild spices and the tropical fruit in perfect balance. Initial taste reminds me of syrup. No slam in the face here; the Pot Still distilling does the trick.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Pretty long finish. Where in the nose the tropical fruit is dominant; in the finish this is reserved for the spices. Nice and warm in the initial finish. A tad bitter and dry in the final end.

      Conclusion: Very good whiskey, but I prefer the 12y CS which to me gives a better P/Q ratio.

  13. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Part of the HWF second edition line up! Nobody got even close to guessing what this was, we were tasting blindly. But finally at the end someone joined and said this could be an Irishman. That’s as close as he got.
    • Nose
      At first a whiff of glue but this disappears very quickly. After that tropical fruitiness line canned pineapple. Nose is quite light and delicate. It’s a little shy as well. But nevertheless this is an interesting nose. Somehow it gives quite some young notes but also older ones at the same time. There is a dusty note. Something like sawdust, and also quite some grassy hints as well. A typical profile. If you know it’s Irish you could say ‘duhh’ but when tasted blindly it’s easily mistaken for a lowlander or maybe an Inchmurrin.
    • Taste
      Oily and savory. On the palate it’s rather dry at first. Quite some peach here as well. After that more spicy hints get through. Spiced fruits I’d almost say, didn’t even know that was a thing. The mouthfeel is quite good, it does need time inside the glass, otherwise you’ll be having a hard time getting over that dried grass like flavors.
    • Finish
      Medium-long. In the finish the age reveals the best I guess. Besides canned pineapple and peach, I get quite some old oaky influences like wood polish, dried herbs and hay. It also leaves behind a film in your mouth, something I often get in older whiskies, not in younger ones. I like this style a lot. It’s quite delicate and the flavors that are sticking to the palate are very pleasant. But I can see that people appreciate this a little less if your not that into grassy style whiskies.

      Quite a lovely way to start the tasting with!

  14. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  15. harriedv scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  16. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  17. Casketje scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  18. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  19. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  20. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  21. MichRich scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    That orange marmalade...it is rich and delicious. Much akin to other Redbreasts, but far more concentrated flavours.

  22. pianoman scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Tropical fruity. Passion fruit, overripe mango, papaya. Sultanas. Acacia honey on fresh toast.
    • Taste
      Oily, fruity. Juicy mango, passion fruit, sweet light grapes. Ice wine. Some vanilla and white pepper. Peach. Walnut ice cream.

  23. Flou scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Relates to Redbreast 21, bottled in July 2020.

    I've had the Redbreast 21 on my list of whiskeys that I really want to try for a long time. And then on Christmas Eve it was time, totally cold, but I finally had it in my glass. But let's start at the beginning ... this packaging blew my mind. Some bottlers can really take this as an example. From the design point of view, the color scheme in combination with the dark walnut just totally won me over. If you open the packaging, the whole thing has a noble touch. Wonderful how you turn the cover to the side and the great bottle appears. Of course, it's primarily about the whiskey and not the packaging. But I have to honestly say that things like this create a certain mood that only adds positive to the whiskey experience. At least that's how it is for me. As a negative example for packaging, I always use the old Longrow 18, which was sent in an extremely ugly purple-black striped cardboard cover. The whiskey itself was awesome, but this packaging ... it wasn't a whiskey that made you want a dram because of its visual appearance on the shelf.
    The whiskey was triple distilled and aged in bourbon and sherry barrels. With 46% it has a pleasant drinking strength, even if I would prefer 2-3% more alcohol. The color is just gorgeous! Amber-colored, but with a very distinctive shade of orange, the whiskey lies in the glass and the anticipation continues to rise. So far, from unpacking to swiveling in the glass, I've been completely convinced.

    A pericarp rushes towards me in my nose. Wow! I immediately think of a bourbon. This typical note, which always reminds me of sweetish-sour Asian plums, is what I usually find in many bourbons. In addition, a mix of all kinds of tropical, light and dark fruits: pineapple, peach, mango, papaya, apricot, banana, cherry ... all very intense and incredibly sweet. I can smell cocktail cherries very clearly, as if I had just eaten one. I'm really impressed, I don't know when I experienced such opulent and complex fruitiness in a whiskey. The fruits are wrapped in a vanilla cream and a gentle spiciness with hints of oriental spices. As I continue to smell, I have to think of raisins coated with milk chocolate, of red apples with a thin layer of wax on the skin, of pepper, fennel and cocoa. Soft and yet intense, that's how I would describe it in my nose. Well done! If the Redbreast 21 continues like this in the mouth, then the drop is simply a real cracker.

    In the mouth, the whiskey has great strength with a strong attack. Sweetness and fruit take up the whole mouth, pepper and spices tickle the tongue and the inner sides of the cheeks and the level of strength has been well chosen here. The whiskey definitely does not look watery and also not weak, even if I would have preferred 2-3% more alcohol. The sour plum is also very dominant here, but after a short flash it is displaced by the herbs and spices. Honey sweetness plays around the taste buds, everything looks soft and pleasing. The tannins are gradually becoming more and more present, but if you have a problem with that, you shouldn't drink 21 year old whiskey. Old wooden furniture, some leather, the liquorice now tends a little in the direction of sweet liquorice. But the whiskey is not bitter in the mouth, the fruits and the sweetness are powerful and offer a great play partner for the tannins. Very nicely done!

    In the finish, the spicy and bitter notes are dominant. The pepper and some ginger are noticeable with their slight sharpness, furniture polish, an old leather armchair, old wooden furniture ... that's how I like the oak aromas. The milk chocolate that smelled the raisins has now become bitter dark chocolate. A fruitiness remains on the palate throughout, which is reminiscent of the wonderful variety of fruits in the smell. Of course, the fruity notes are now only discreetly perceptible, but they are still there and flatter the tart notes just wonderfully. And that's exactly how I find a finish best: When not only the bitter aromas completely dominate everything and no other flavor notes find any place. Here the finish is long with spices and herbs, tart notes, but also with a little sweetness and the last wafts of mist of fruitiness, which gradually dissolve.

    What can I say? It was a successful whiskey experience from start to finish. The bourbon note is a little too strong for me, as I am not a bourbon fan, because this tart plum (at least the smell reminds me of it) bothers me a little. But otherwise the Redbreast 21 is simply a great whiskey that is definitely worth the money. I absolutely have to agree with the whiskey Jason when he raves about this whiskey and his eyes light up ... I was also enthusiastic about the Redbreast 21.

    I got a good 90/100 points.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  24. DrunkDude scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Wax texture, aroma of red apples and raisins, some green grass, salt and pepper, barbecue sauce. 88
    • Taste
      87 87
      Red apple jam, salt and pepper, sour plum soup, black pepper, fennel, not too strong lime juice. 87
    • Finish
      88 88
      Burnt caramel, orange peel, woody tannins. 88

  25. claymore84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 07-26-2020

  26. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Wow, what a brilliant Irishman!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Full and intense, honeydew melon, raisins, sweetness, the slightly herbal potato aroma, a great depth of aromas over forest honey, peach, fresh grass and vanilla
    • Taste
      90 90
      It starts in the mouth with a tart fruitiness, a light mouthfeel with a light horseiness and woody aromas, the herbs remain constant and the longer it is in the mouth, the more fruity it is
    • Finish
      90 90
      soft finish that is carried by the delicate wood aroma, the herbs are tart like savory and nutmeg. It stays longer and stronger than you would expect. Full-bodied and dry. really good

  27. Expraesi scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
      Fruity sweetness paired with bounty or Haribo coconut comes first in the nose. Some vanilla and later peach and cherry aromas. Very pleasant.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Mild, creamy mouthfeel, tropical fruits such as mango appear. Then some oak flavor, subtle, appropriate to a 21-year-old whiskey. Only slight associations of a grain portion. But the fruits dominate.
    • Finish
      93 93
      The impression continues in the finish. Fruity to the end, with the oak seasoning remaining even longer. A little mint also drops by.

  28. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very balanced fresh-fruity malt, which gets an interesting kick through the pleasant / harmonious sharp spice in the transition to the finish. For me the best Irishman in a glass so far. Very nice, even if the price for what is offered is quite high.
    • Nose
      88 88
      sweet-spicy; delicate fresh-fruity; Quince; Apricot; Peach; fresh wood note; subtly grassy notes sometimes flash through; delicate vanilla
      - pleasant fresh-fruity-spicy nose
    • Taste
      88 88
      soft and velvety appearance - very pleasant mouthfeel; tropical fruits; delicately tingling spice with a tendency to be slightly hot arises; accompanied by a woody note
    • Finish
      87 87
      spicy (ginger, white pepper); delicately fruity; grassy notes; Oak; pleasantly tender, bitter-bitter

  29. EvilAFI scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This is special, fruity and oaky in amazing balance!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Ripe peach, oatmeal, fruit roll up plums, mustiness
    • Taste
      92 92
      Sweet and fruity, balanced oak, peach, cream & vanilla. Nice heat,
    • Finish
      92 92
      Oak dryness in just the right amount, juicy and tropical.

  30. Koalafant scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    2019-07-06 => 88/100

  31. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Reminds of a Hibiki 17 years straight away.
    Full-bodied, powerful, aromatic.
    Wood, vanilla, sherry, fruit punch, orange.

    Really good.

  32. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  33. craide scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Really great malt. Fruity sweet, fresh, simply delicious. Alcohol is very well involved ... 2% more might be better for him.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Lots of peach, oranges, apricots, soft, light, fruity! Slight vanilla, some oak comes through, hardly spice or the typical pot still sharpness
    • Taste
      91 91
      direct start, here too a soft, especially fruity malt. Seasoning is something in the foreground, slightly peppery note. Alk hardly felt, optimally integrated. Here even 2-3% would be more worthwhile. Later add some oak and seasoning with chocolate
    • Finish
      90 90
      medium to long, oak clearly there, milk chocolate, the sweet fruity note fades slowly

  34. Glenjasper scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Peach, mango, papaya, passion fruit, cherry, pear, sultanas, grapefruit, pineapple, bananas.

    Add cumin, pepper chilli, pumpernickel, caramel and vanilla with peanuts and gummy bears.

    Leather, wood, tobacco.

    I do not know if I would have tasted it all out. Probably not.

    But I know one thing: it's a very good whiskey. One of the best of the last year that I was allowed to try. And at an affordable price, which I would have never spent before rehearsal for a Redbreast.

    I therefore award 92 points. If it were not Redbreast, I would probably have awarded more points. It's a shame how biased you can be.

    Conclusion: a whiskey that tastes good.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      91 91

  35. 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":

    Points:
    88/100

    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

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. Defeatless scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Ooooewh! that's a nice and fruity nose. I get mango, agave, pineapple and more others which I cannot specify. This is rather extreme. There is a hay note in the background. I do like this nose very much.

    Taste:
    Sweet, typical Redbreast/Irish taste, I get tones of grass and heather. Sweet honey, but also eucalyptus.

    Body:
    Full and creamy

    Finish:
    Long. Again these classical Irish notes. There are oranges, again a lot of tropical fruits and it ends wit ha bit of oak.

    Price:
    Rather expensive. If found under €150 it is worth buying.

    Presentation:
    Don't know, this was a sample.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  39. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  40. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    The tropical fruits shine in the mouth with my beloved aromatic peaches and nectarines playing the central role. A very good whiskey and a bargain when found under 150 euros.

  41. 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.

  42. hans1971 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasted during Norbert's Irish BOL10
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  43. Macheye scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The high regard of this whiskey is well placed. This is a superb whiskey offering the drinker rich intense flavour, great complexity and above all else a quite simply stunning balance. Full review: http://www.thedramble.com/tastings/midleton/redbreast-21-year-old/

  44. Allandale scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful 21y. Very enjoyable. Lovely. One of the best Redbreasts.
    • Nose
      Tropical pineapple,crushed peanuts. Rich rounded, spicy-prunes, quinces, a little deeply caramelized  apple. Nice sweetness.
    • Taste
      Mouth-filling and reassuring . A little menthol  alongside the expected spiciness  and some leather, at the back a hint of nectarine. 
    • Finish
      Long. Beautiful. A little tangy fruit gives way to sweet and savory barley notes.

  45. 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!

  46. yggr scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  47. Goethe scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This Redbreast is very rich concerning it's flavor (esp. the fruit basket). Fruits all over the place. 

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Tropical fruits, overripe mangos, rich berry jam (blackberry), pineapples, oranges, some madeiraish cask influence (maybe it is the Irish thick character from the single Pot Still.)
    • Taste
      Again the Irish thick character from the single Pot Still as you can get it in the 21 year old Bushmills. Berries, dark winegums, caramel, raisins.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Tropical fruits, oranges. Some sweet oak (very fresh indeed).

  48. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    a really interesting, because completely unfamiliar taste spectrum. Full tropical fruit bomb with spice splash. Like, for a top rating I have a bit too much oak.
    • Nose
      There it is again, the mango. Others call her Cassis, for me, definitely harsh, fully ripe mango. Is that really typical of older Irishmen? Is a fruity Irishman smelling of mango? If so, I have to try a lot more. In addition, an intense blend of forest honey, bread fresh from the oven and floral notes, roses perhaps. Quite different than the Scots, very exciting and very intense for a drinking strength filling.
    • Taste
      Immediately full on, also here the juicy mango at the front, to bitter oak, white chocolate and a little raspberry jam. It becomes spicy a little later, cumin and black pepper, dark bread.
    • Finish
      quite long, the tart fruit is slowly wafting away, liqueur-like sweetness stops for a long time.

  49. spigray scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      87 87

  50. spigray scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    nosed and tasted head to head with the 15y!
    n: the nose has much more subtlety, comparable to a white wine from northern 
        climate. of course still very fruity on various fruits such as papaya, pineapple
        and gooseberry. and  there´s a strong herbal edge which I find very nice
        cause it is not overdone as it is  in many irish whiskeys.
    t: same thing on the palate.narrower but with more refinement. again it reminds
       me of muscat-perfumed wines like scheurebe or a dry gewurztraminer from
       alsace. the fruits are a little bit more restrained compared to nosing and it´s more
       peaches and grapes now. very elegant.   it has an almost oily texture and a nicely slender but firm body.
    f: a bit short, and this is really the only thing I would be able to criticise.
    comments: I find it very sexy, it´s very fresh and appetizing
    90/100

    thanks to holzwurm for the sample

  51. mQkz scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  52. mQkz scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Big winner at San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) 2016:

    BEST IN SHOW WHISKEY 
    BEST IRISH WHISKEY 
    BEST PURE POT STILL IRISH WHISKEY http://sfspiritscomp.com/pdf/S16-BestInShowWinners.pdf

  53. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N: Aah yes, an abundance of malted fruits. Fabulous nose
    T: Very Irish, squidgy malt, a little porridgy & plasticy clay and a little sour also. Curious and good
    F: Sour fade and then pop, done. Very simple at the death
    C: Lovely start, becoming less impressive as it works its way through to the end. All good though.

    Scores a B- [85]

  54. rvdoorn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  55. 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.

  56. Archer scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  57. Drochaid scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Aroma of dried fruit and nuts, vanilla flavor, toasted wood, sherry notes and spiciness. A creamy mouthfeel. Long-lasting finish.

  58. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N: Consisting mainly of bourbon casks, this has an abundance of pineapples, candle wax and banana & mango candied fruits
    T: Big ballooning shaped arrival which then quickly enters a bottle neck before settling for a more regulated intensity. Most interesting note here was linseeds.
    F: Direct and dry with finishing descriptors that include vanillas, spinach and pumpkin seeds.
    C: A competent whiskey, and the oldest Redbreast to date [Nov 2015].

    Scores a B-

  59. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  60. autowatch092 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Dark amber
    Nose: Butterscotch, wood polish, dried apricots, orange zest, vanilla, cinnamon.
    Palate: Apricots, banana, pineapple, vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, hints of pepper.
    Finish: Very long, fruity and slightly spicy.
    Overall: The nose is almost a bit solventy, but on the palate there is a sweet fruity explosion. It might be difficult if not impossible to find a better representative of the Irish potstill style.

    http://www.dramming.com/2014/02/09/redbreast-21-yo/

  61. Jeep51 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Really atypical. At once, complex and expressive. Really nice
    • Nose
      Surprisingly red fruits are present: blackcurrant especially but also currant, raspberries and wild strawberries. There is also dried pineapple (as in the dried fruit mixes a little cheap) and distant notes resinous and mentholated. It's very fresh, and looks very young too. At aeration, the exotic is much more marked: pineapple, passion fruit and always a little menthol
    • Taste
      The mouth is more powerful than the nose shows. Besides the exotic, it is clearly marked by the time spent in was. Woody, spicy notes are present. We also find the menthol notes of the nose.
    • Finish
      Long enough. Marked by "farm" notes: old wood, leather, varnish, polish, coconut.

  62. tomy63 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    gold color, nose marked by vanilla, spices, very ripe fruits and a little exotic, mango, passion fruit, melon. Mouth quite sweet, thick, vanilla, honey, citrus, exotic fruits, very easy to drink. Finale of medium length, lacks some fruit, more spicy.

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