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Overall rating
84.29/100
votes
150
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Bourbon Cask & 1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L622131242
Barcode
5011007015787
Added on
02 Sep 2016 6:34 pm by mds51
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 64,52

27 × in wishlist

150 × member ratings

328 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Redbreast Lustau Edition

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.29 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. matfrl scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  3. 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.

  4. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. HammerHead scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet and creamy sherry, dried fruitiness with apricots, peach, raisins, some plum and slightly sour grapes. Also some toffee, a clear nuttiness (peanut, macadamia and pecan) and subtle woodspice in the background.
    • Taste
      85 85
      A very creamy and rounded mouthfeel, clear lighter sherry and a dessert wine sourish sweetness, also the plum and raisins from the nose. Macadamia nuts with a nice subtle wood spiciness.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium to long: again the dessert wine/sherry sweetness, still the raisins and some refined lingering oak notes.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. DenisLeonov 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)

  10. 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.

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