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Overall rating
88.24/100
votes
301
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Oak 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

€ 209,13

68 × in wishlist

301 × member ratings

424 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 21-year-old

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.24 points

  1. wbarchive_104650 scored this whisky 90 points 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. Expraesi scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    • 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.

  9. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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

  10. 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.

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