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Redbreast 12-year-old

Overall rating
86.74/100
votes
145
Whiskybase ID
WB81879
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Edition
Bottled
08.02.2016
Stated Age
12 years old
Casknumber
Batch B1/16
Strength
57.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L603931026
Barcode
5011007024222
Added on
03 May 2016 10:26 am by Archer
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 74.54

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Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 12-year-old

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.74 points

  1. 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)

  2. 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 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
      90 90
      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
      91 91
      Wonderfully full and oily. The pot still spices fill the whole mouth, lie 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
      90 90
      Long, oily, spicy and with a nice portion of well-stored oak planks.

  3. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice little bird, with a little more fruitiness and complexity it would crack the 89 points. But very good for the age, the alcohol is well integrated despite noticeable strength. Ah, that fig note! :)
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. waal scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Redbreast 12 years Cask Strength, 57.2% ABV, Batch B1 / 16 - WID: 81879 https://www.whiskeybase.com/whiskies/whiskey/81879/redbreast-12-year-old #WagnerAlexTastingNotes No. 685 Facts Whiskey: Type: Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Barrels: Bourbon & Oloroso sherry casks Age: 12 years ABV: 57.2% ABV Vintage: Not specified Bottled: 2016 Bottler: OA Cooling filtering: no Coloring: no Facts distillery: Name: Midleton Meaning Name: / Location: Ireland, Cork Owner: Irish Distillers Limited (Pernod-Ricard) Founded: 1975 newly opened Closed: / Malt: / Capacity about 64 million liters Water source: / do mash: / washbacks: / stills: 3 wash, 2 intermediate, 2 spirit; 6 column stills Trivia: That this Irishman was distilled three times in pot stills is probably known, but it is mentioned for the sake of completeness. Midleton burns not only Redbreast but also Jameson, Powers, Green Spot, (until 2016 also Tullamore DEW), etc. Allegedly the biggest pot still in the world is in Midleton and also, it is said, in Midleton the Irish whiskey " invented". First impression / color / viscosity: Rather restrained, the Irishman runs into the glass. Not much is yet to be seen. I really like the marketing on the outer packaging and the bottle. Color: copper / viscosity: oily and relatively slow tears Aroma / Nose feeling: The grain content is immediately noticeable in the nose. I like it, but of course you can not expect a Scotch Single Malt. The whiskey starts very discreetly and becomes sweeter, more fruity and smells more and more of vanilla, spices, frankincense and menthol. Cereals and chocolate join the harmonious round. Somehow the range of flavors has no end - it goes on with others. Nuts, banana shake and beeswax. Very complex! Taste / mouthfeel: Egg, egg, egg - such a wonderful taste. Stunning sweetness with nougat, hazelnuts, red fruits. The slight tingle on the tongue is pleasantly invigorating. A creamy mouthfeel is spreading. The sherry content in this single pot still whiskey is clearly palatable, but should not have been too high. Finish / aftertaste / Length: A long finish with little bitterness and tasty tannins. Cereals, cappuccino with Milka Naps milk chocolate go hand in hand a long, long way. Really long. Had not been around for a while longer with a Whisk (e) y. Very beautiful! Overall impression / comment: A fine, very well-mannered whiskey. Noble and only slightly rough (if at all), which is due to the high alcohol content. Grain, blended whiskey, bourbon and now a single pot still - all of high quality. It really does not always have to be single malt scotch if you want quality! Although I must admit for myself that the latter will probably always be my first choice ... I am honest with myself! Points: 90/100

  5. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Slightly dusty, cereals, dark dried fruits, blackberries, lemon, apricot, peach, nuts, dark honey
    • Taste
      Dark honey, caramel, cereals, nuts, dried fruits, some wood

  6. Don Cassi scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Typical Oloroso aromas on the nose: sweet fruits (pear?), Raisins, chocolate, subtle leather and polish, with occasional coconut, vanilla and lime. The high alcohol content is very well integrated. I would blindly tap a Scotsman from the nose.
    When adding water, the fruit aromas and vanilla intensify, the "dirty" notes take a back seat.

    Intense in the mouth from alcohol, but the aromas are still hidden. Slightly watery after a while around the mouth despite the high alcohol content. With water it becomes more oily and a little fuller.

    A lot of chocolate, wood, spices and nuts in the finish. In addition, there is a subtle fruitiness like that of brandy, which increases a little with water.
    Length: 5/10

    Great part, I really like it. Seldom had such a high alcohol content so well integrated. I wouldn't have blindly guessed either 12 years or an Irishman. He even reminds me of the Glenfarclas 21 with more alcohol.

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  7. Apikalov scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Svarttt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Enjoyed in a direct comparison with the normal 12 year old, which I found surprisingly good.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The nose is logically much more intense than the standard, it looks much older and more complex.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Full, aromatic, sweet and spicy. The first sip tingles a little, but it doesn't necessarily need water.
      I prefer him that way.
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Joint86 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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