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Redbreast 12-year-old

Overall rating
86.64/100
votes
82
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Edition
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
12 years old
Casknumber
Batch B1/16
Strength
57.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5011007024222
Added on
03 May 2016 10:26 am by Archer
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 77.68

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Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 12-year-old

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.64 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Batch B1 / 16 comes with 57.2%. After batch B1 / 15 (57.4%), which did not quite come up to the previous batches, I already had the fear that with the decreasing volume percentages also weakening quality would go hand in hand. The concern was unfounded, the current batch is again very balanced and overall very successful.
    • Nose
      Immediately upon first contact with the nose, earthy, loamy, spicy notes are to be found. The nose initially gives the impression of a heavy, deep and oily whiskey. Furthermore, slightly charred wood can be found. Dark chocolate and nougat comes after a while. The spices gradually fade into the background, as do the heavy earthy notes. Instead, it shows a light citrus, vanilla and toffee.
    • Taste
      Wonderfully full and oily. The pot still spices fill the entire mouth, lie down nice and heavy on the tongue. Dried figs, dates, raisins and sultanas come. Cinnamon, cilantro, some aniseed and pepper take their sweetness from the fruits and make for a slightly sweetish, rather delicate mouthfeel. Some Irish fudge. The slightly charred oak from the nose comes again.
    • Finish
      Long, oily, spicy and with a nice portion of well-stored oak planks.

  2. Torfding scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    For this price (around 60 euros) a wonderful quasi-standard!
    • Nose
      What a great nose!
      Here you will find a lot of different fruit notes, which could be described together as slightly fermenting and alcoholic, warm, dark, dried and exotic: warm red apple, warm lemon zest (and a little later bergamot), raisins, dried apricot, some banana and a few dark berries.
      The redbreast looks somehow dark, dirty and old, all a bit, but nothing really clear or too much in the foreground. Some oak, a pleasantly reserved yet present seasoning with a sweetness that always lurks in the background, heavy and profound, hard-packed garden soil (damp), also some burned or scorched smokes in the background.
      Over time, everything becomes a little sweeter and vanilla and a touch of freshly cracked chocolate joins.
    • Taste
      Again, there are (especially dry) fruits whose sweetness is somehow suppressed, which flashes from time to time. In a pleasant way, the taste is bitter or rather tart, there are fragrance oil, spices, barley, vanilla, a little oak and a little anise. The whiskey is heavy and full.
    • Finish
      long; spicy, clear oak, but also a sweet torrent comes after, fruits, a little cereal is found in the end, a lot of vanilla (which will resonate later for a long time)

  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. McMoulis scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  5. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Color: Deep Copper.

    Pretty unique taste in the whiskey world, I have missed me too long.
    • Nose
      Oatmeal, white bread. Grilled bananas, mirabelles, passion fruit. No alcohol. With water: More grilled bananas, very grassy. Wood in the hardware store. Hefeweizen.
    • Taste
      Amazingly soft for 56%, medium body, tastes like a young blend, just delicious (?). Ah yes, a 6-month-old German grape brandy, he reminds me of that. With water: even "more dazzling". Do not lose strength, very tasty thing. Dark, fresh furniture wood, with furniture polish, coconut oil. Hay.
    • Finish
      Dark and malty, white bread, furniture polish, wet earth. Long. In a way dry, but not through the barrel.

  6. vb_bembel scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is a re-rating from 90 down to 88 as I failed to mention the heat on this one. I don't mind heat and prefer drinking neat, but this on is definitely on the hotter side with lots of fruit and caramel notes on both the nose and palate with a medium finish. 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I'm not too big a fan of pot still seasoning and Irish whiskey in general. I can not quite handle it. But this one is delicious, because he manages to form a counterpart and thus, despite the seasoning, something fresh remains.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, caramel, oak, cereals, sweet but very spicy. Typical Irish pot still, but with a racy spice behind the sweetie.
    • Taste
      Goes super pure, even if the cask strength tingles something. Pepper, spices, oak, but a nice sweetness in between.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, tart and with more spice.

  10. lapinbilly did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      very fruity, typical of Redbreast, marzipan and exotic fruits. Very greedy and pastry chef.
    • Taste
      fruity to perfection, between spices and sugar, exotic fruits and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      medium fruity

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