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Redbreast 12-year-old

Overall rating
83.24/100
votes
250
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Irish Distillers Ltd
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
New Label (Redbreast Bird)
Bottle code
L634131414
Added on
06 Feb 2016 2:57 pm by Archer
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 46,58

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250 × member ratings

644 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 12-year-old

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.24 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 84 points Administrator

    St. Patrick's Day, time to review some classic Single Pot Still Irish whiskey! Like a whisper of spring, the nose of Redbreast 12 features fresh vegetation, clover and heather honey. Pears, apricots and melon intermingle with cereals, green malt and hints of sherry. On the palate, there is an interesting potpourri of floral vanilla, unripe banana and lemongrass, interrupted by peppery kicks of wood spices from the casks. Lingering freshness, nuts and mildly dry citrus zest remain in the subtle finish. It's a unique style of whiskey, and you can't go wrong with it.

    RATING: 3.5/5.0 stars ≙ 84 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. pdby scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    It is a very nice base RedBrest, a very good balance in taste, we can say that this is his forte. Pleasant floral and natural nuances in the aroma. I didn’t expect anything good from Irish, because I don’t really love them, but this one is good.
    • Nose
      Pleased fresh, pleasant, spring, delicate. Unripe melon, dry American breakfast (Cyril), flower glade, a little peaches and apricots, natural aromas: wood, grass, spices, oak, cloves and cinnamon nuances.
    • Taste
      Very balanced, without excesses either in sweetness or in sourness or bitterness, quite delicate. Grassy tincture, flowers, wet wood, a good sherry barrel, honey, vanilla, caramel are felt, breathing nuances of nuts appear.
    • Finish
      Very soft, medium-long, not tart, even slightly watery, but this is rather good for this whiskey. Wood cut, floral nuances, cocoa, barely perceptible sweetness of chocolate.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    THE classic among the Irish Single Pot Still Whiskeys, still.
    If you realize that it is "only" bottled with 40%, it is unbelievable what it offers on flavors both in the nose and on the tongue.
    Even when pampered by Ü40% fillings (or "spoiled" depending on your point of view), this is an incredibly exciting whiskey.
    • Nose
      90 90
      An intense spicy-fruity nose, which reminds you of Christmas pudding.
      Dried fruits (figs!), Vanilla, honey, brown sugar and ginger at the beginning.
      Everything tightly interwoven and yet very well distinguishable.
      After a while, the fruits are fresher and sweeter: kiwi and pineapple.
      Sherry resonates.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily and incredibly mouth-filling.
      Leather and tobacco notes. Mild pot still spices, sprinkled on the dried fruits.
      Getting fresher with time, some menthol. In addition, also on the tongue vanilla and honey.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium-long to long finish, the wonderful Sherrynoten puts on the tongue. Somewhat peppery towards the end.

  4. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  5. mema82 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  6. dandan798 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      wood, pine, nature, forest, spices, vanilla, sherry, nuts
    • Taste
      84 84
      spices, wood, tree sap, sherry, oak, cloves, cinnamon, grapefruit, honey, vanilla
    • Finish
      85 85
      spices, vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa, sweet, sherry, green apple

  7. mandragoru scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. KOQ24 scored this whisky 60 points Expert Junior

    Nose:

    spicy. vanilla, toffee, alcohol, bubble gum, herbal, oranges, slight oloroso notes, "green" leafy or grassy notes

    Taste:

    sugar sweetness, vanilla, oak, dusty, cinnamon, mint, honey, mild bitterniss

    Finish:

    medium to long with a strong alcohol presence

    Overall:

    A good Irish Potl that still has some rough edges left.The Finish isn't particularly pleasant.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      40 40

  9. Simo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. ARDBERG scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

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