Overall rating
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Bourbon Cask & 1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
02 Sep 2016 6:34 pm by mds51

Average value

€ 66.74

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Whisky Reviews for Redbreast Lustau Edition

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.29 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    a little more deg than the basic, more fruits in my opinion, but no real novelty, even almost flatter than his big brother!
    • Nose
      fragrant, fruity, malty, spicy
    • Taste
      sweetness on the palate, creamy, intense fruits but not distinct enough however, a little woody
    • Finish
      medium, strong enough but monolithic

  2. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Another ageless redbreast? Yes why not? There were times when there were just two bottlings for Irish Single Pot Still aficionados: Green Spot and Redbreast 12. Fortunately, times have changed for the better and today there are countless different PLCs on the market. Redbreast 12 is still (despite its "only" 40%) the "light" in the SPS sky. The Cask Strength bottlings anyway. This redbreast with finish in the Lustau barrel is not a new fix star on the robin's skies, but it can definitely be seen in any case.
    • Nose
      Directly the smell of a full spice rack finds its way into the nose. You can not separate what's in there on this shelf, but it fits very well together. In addition, a fine sherry sweetness comes relatively quickly, which is not unusual for a Redbreast, but a little more subtle than the 12YO standard bottling appears. Maybe less intense. Dark berries mingle with the spices, figs and dates. Marzipan and nougat come with the time, then also fine oak aroma.
    • Taste
      Unexpectedly sweet start on the tongue. The spices from the nose are perceptible in the background, but the emphasis is clearly on the sherry sweetness from the Lustau barrel. The initial fears of a chewing gum note are not confirmed, which is probably due to the rather quickly occurring oak aroma. Over time, the sweetness comes to an end, the spices come forward, leather notes join, earthy notes can be found. Nice creamy mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      In the long finish sherry notes come again, but make room for oak, feinherbe spices & leather quite quickly.

  3. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I don't really know how to classify this drop. In the nose a little redbreast and a lot of oak, lots of spices, after 1-2 sips more redbreast again. At first incredibly sweet on the tongue, then very spicy oak. Little chilli catch. Nice finish, intensity decreases quickly. Everything is there, but I'm a little lacking the balance to play in the top league.

  4. Syleo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A positive surprise - balance is certainly to be expected in a NAS bottling, but this concise flavor is unexpected and gives the Redbreast Lustau a welcome counterpart in addition to the clear sherry heritage.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Spicy oak welcomes the nose, surprisingly a lot and clear spice of oak and dried herbs for a NAS bottling. Sulphurized apricots penetrate the wooden casing, some orange and liquorice, then the attractive, concise wood tones return, with a few spruce needles, resin and even a little ash in the background.
    • Taste
      83 83
      In the mouth, the Lustau greets the palate with the full sherry load, oscillating between sweet and bitter impressions, dates and blood oranges alternate with liquorice, plus a few pecans that are reminiscent of a sherry of older age, while caramel and want to play along with oak notes from the nose. Except for a certain sharpness, an exciting and balanced mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Liquorice and oak finish burning and warm for a moment, but unfortunately quite briefly overall.

  5. TsiAI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Eyes: Deep gold smelling fragrance Nose: ebony sauce, hawthorn sticks, black currant jam, cocoa toffee, a bit of deep roasted coffee beans, milk chocolate, wood, red dates, raisins, deep toasted wood, newspaper, the end is obvious The frankincense taste Palate: medium sour, medium sweet, slightly bitter. Boiled pears, red date cake, walnut cheese, chopped nuts, hazelnut chocolate, tannins, a bit of banana and custard apple, wood, incense, cigarettes, caramel brulee, a bit of dark berries, the end is dark and sour, a bit Strange fruit taste.
    Final rhyme Finish: long, red date peel, brown sugar water, a little black tea soup Body: medium light, extremely oily, medium tannin

    Nose: 87/100
    Palate: 88/100
    Finish: 86/100
    Body: 87/100
    Overall: 87/100

  6. volker40sw scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 07-25-2020.

  7. CherryHeart scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Nose: Orange, cream cake, honey toast, dried apricots, re-engraved memories of Redbreast 21yo, but some less fragrance, more oily aroma, there is a sense of smoke after burning wood.

    Palate: Orange puff, nut chiffon cake, short dark chocolate appears, pepper, slightly spicy at the end, simple and uncomplicated flavor, but rich.

    Balance, Body: Moderate weighty body, rich fat and not greasy, good balance, balance strength and easy to drink.

    Finish: Medium. Light cream, dark chocolate, pepper, orange bitterness.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. matfrl scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Thermidor scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A fairly big body for an Irish whiskey, which is what I usually feel about Redbreast, but it feels a bit grimy to me, and too rough in all Redbreast I've tasted for me to properly enjoy, except in the 21yo.


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