Redbreast 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Edition
Stated Age
12 years old
Batch B1/13
59.9 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
15 Mar 2015 5:42 am by Akoo
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 65.69

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Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 12-year-old

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.97 points

  1. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Balance (21)
    It's rather bourbon, good bourbon (84)
    • Nose
      Dry, grass and wood ... raw dough, vanilla ... with water healing candies and apples. I changed my glass and mood ... I earned a lot of flower honey +1 (21)
    • Taste
      Caramel, varnish, wood (21)
    • Finish
      Finish sweet, caramel, varnish, vanilla (21)

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A good whiskey, but it's a bit too uncompromising and powerful to my taste.
    • Nose
      This reminds me as much of bourbon as it does of pot still Irish whiskey. It's probably the spices and pronounced triple sec notes, accompanied by a big whack of vanilla. Faint notes of rye, as well as a touch of glue and peaches.
    • Taste
      Syrupry, but now we're pretty much in grain whiskey territory.  There's big orange notes, a good amount of oak and spices and a bit of espresso, but also caramel, vanilla and apple. At the back of palate a more pronounced sherry cask influence reveals itself.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices, caramel and apple.

  3. Merl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. og187 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Fresh, herbaceous, peppery, wood, red autumn apple, lollipops, vanilla
    • Taste
      87 87
      dense, peppery, bright, sweet, vanilla
    • Finish
      88 88
      dry, balanced, muffin, nuts

  5. Foudos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I liked that very much. Would never have come across Redbreast here.
    • Nose
      Blind sample:


      Starts for me with little and rough leather. Has something of a leather work shoe with a dried rubber sole. Behind it dusty raisins. There is also a sweet, dark berry scent. Slightly cheesy. I'll leave it ...
      With a little time in the glass, the leather will stand out even more. In addition a grainy undertone. Old, dusty wing chair from which cold cigar smoke escapes. Dry cigar tobacco. Slightly greasy and with dried blueberries. Cherry liqueur and a little melted dark chocolate. Lovage and a good portion of dirt.
    • Taste
      Spicy sherry start. Immediately again the leather and syrup-like, dark fruit sweetness. Chewing tobacco. This grainy - sweet undertone also plays a role immediately. This tart leather is really great. Pickled cherries and blackberries. Herbs in the form of rosemary and a little thyme. This creamy consistency is really great.
    • Finish
      Long. Creamy and sherry-heavy. With nice dark fruit sweetness.

  7. whisky_garage scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: Intense, dense, sugary. Dried fruits in rum, cream cake, steamed raisins, butter biscuits, apricots in their own juice, burnt sugar candies. Vanilla, citrus, dusty burlap, spices, wet wood, varnish.

    Taste: Intense, dense, sweet.
    Apricot jam, butter biscuits, burnt sugar candies, raisins, rum notes. A little spice, wet wood.

    Finish: Longer than average, sweet with noble bitterness. Apricot compote, apricot pits, vanilla, a hint of cocoa, wet wood.

    Conclusion: In my lifetime, this is the second "serious" Irishman after Redbreast 15. In general, a good sample, but slightly pumped up the taste and finish; there is a lack of such an abundance of shades and halftones as in the aroma.

  8. Izzino scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    In a new comparison RedBreast beautiful flight. Putting three editions of 12yo barrels next to each other is therefore quite a decent show. Batch: B1 / 13 - 59.9%, B1 / 17 - 58.2%, B2 / 19 - 55.8%. Ideal for comparing the continuity of flavors and the art of a master blender to make batch by batch the same. So I rate the B1 / 13 edition as unrivaled, especially against the new B2 / 19. This one is much darker, darker, there are many common factors from 21yo. Really great

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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


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