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

€ 62.56

27 × in wishlist

127 × member ratings

277 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Redbreast Lustau Edition

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.22 points

  1. 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.

  2. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet, old wood, earthy notes, refined and delicate, sherry, nutty, chocolate, candy fruit
    • Taste
      Sweet, spicy (cinnamon, pepper, clove), fruity (apples, bananas, oranges), honey, sultanas
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet, spicy, warm

  3. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Pretty young but with a very dry sherry which stimulates the taste. The nose tends towards the red fruit, the cherry but rather candied, and the raisin. Other than wheat and cereals, it's a very classic Irish whiskey. In the mouth, it's much drier and I like it, with a background of grenadine and spices on the finish. Personally, I prefer it to 12 years is more original.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. laphihh scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Light fruit, peach, a hint of pear, sherry
    • Taste
      Slightly dry, sherry, dark fruit, lots of spice, some oak
    • Finish
      Short to medium long, dry, light bitterness, some oak

  5. DenisL scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Balance sheet (21) Not bad, more interesting diluted 12 tapes (83)
    • Nose
      Flower-honey-apple-caramel-biscuit (21)
    • Taste
      Creamy-spicy-apple (21)
    • Finish
      Finish sweet citrus-caramel (20)

  6. Jean Ginster scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty whiskey, an Irish with intense sherry, is doing very well, I think. Bought later.
    • Nose
      Sherry, sweet, subtle, but intense. Has a slightly sour and appetizing note. Raisins. Apples. Spicy, complex. caramel Very nice nose, pleasant, complex, because I can smell it for a long time.
    • Taste
      Direct sherry. Sweet, then intensively spicy. Mouth filling, well balanced. Then a slightly sour note. Nuts, some coffee.
    • Finish
      quite a long finish. It remains an oak flavor with a medium sweetness. In the aftertaste sherry notes with raisins and nuts come from the throat again.

  7. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Delicious redbreast, they can do almost nothing wrong, Sherry goes well with it.
    • Nose
      Red apples, some nice figs behind, bitter orange with shell, oregano, some fine leather, some autumn leaves, dried fruits, herbs, some earthy and licorice
    • Taste
      Beautiful Sherrynoten direct, bitter orange, plums, red apples, autumn leaves, some tobacco, leather, dark chocolate, dark honey, all sorts of dried fruits, very aromatic and full, beautiful, with the 46% perfectly balanced
    • Finish
      Red apple with brown malt, somewhat nutty with the leather and a nice, medium to long finish

  8. 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

  9. alectron scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Single dram, blind session 2017 06 04
    • Nose
      Thin, earthy, gristy, 82
    • Taste
      Oily, fruity, malty, 86
    • Finish
      Some light sherry, nicely balanced, 85

  10. schero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Serge Valentin@whiskeyfun.com: http://www.whiskeyfun.com/2017/More-indie-Irish.html


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018

Forgot your password?