Redbreast 1991

Overall rating
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
All Sherry - Single Cask
Stated Age
25 years old
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
53.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of La Maison du Whisky
Added on
13 Sep 2016 10:53 am by Archer
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 767,39

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Whisky Reviews for Redbreast 1991

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.81 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The best I have tasted so far for this distillery. And yet there are killings at home ... Enthusiasm 5/5
    Whiskey n ° 1335
    • Nose
      Delicious cooked and exotic fruits! Fruits in jam. What depth! Toffee. Oxidative notes that remind me of leather. Intense but still quite cool - like her 21 year old brother. Sherry. A little stubborn at first. Gourmet malt. Chocolate...
    • Taste
      OH. MY. GOD. Exotic, meaty, balanced, delicately spicy. I will not add water to this splendor.
    • Finish
      Spicy mango. Long and woody.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    If the four-year-younger brother with its exotic fruits captivates, this single cask dives deep into dark native berries. Nose and taste complement each other wonderfully, the oak is not too dominant. The price for a bottle (490, -) could be argued. You can also do it and just enjoy a fantastic single pot still.
    • Nose
      A basket full of dark red and black ripe fruits and berries: dark red grapes, plums, black cherries, blackberries, black currants, elderberries. Add to that the smell of dried dates and figs. Mild spices that hint at the pot-still character, but are not as dominant as they are on younger bottlings. Soaked with sherry oak chips. Leather and tobacco notes. Over time, the fruits fade into the background, the spice note comes forward, it is pleasantly peppery.
    • Taste
      Mouth-filling, heavy and very creamy. First, a full load of spices pours on the tongue, but it rapidly loses its intensity due to the dark fruits that have already appeared in the nose. The spice and fruit flavors combine very quickly, the oak ensures that the creaminess from the beginning passes into a pleasantly dry mouthfeel. Black cherries and redcurrants come to the fore again, covered with milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long and dry, with dark berries, oak and mild spices.

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A cool mole, I do not really understand the Irish, but this one delivers, is perfectly balanced, dense and saturated; with a fairly narrow range of flavor takes depth and thoroughness of elaboration.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, furniture varnish, old furniture, polish, prunes, new leather goods, shoe cream, pu er, earth notes, dry foliage, herbarium.
    • Taste
      Dense, rich, lacquered notes, spicy oak, prunes, burnt biscuits, porter, burnt caramel, coffee, light metal sour, chicory.
    • Finish
      Spicy, soft, sweet dried apricots, prunes, peaches, light notes of varnish and leather goods, olives, pu er, porter, burnt biscuits.

  4. jjkmlss scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose: quite closed at the beginning. Rose, vanilla, copper, coffee, caramel, peach, cherry, lychee, dried apricot, raw paint, some newbie to Cognac would easily be confused if this is one.

    Palate: exotic peach, lychee, cherry, black currant, cloves, bourbon, shoe polish, soap, Turkish delight, with bitter black tea at the end.

    Body: greasy but lil light. I'd say it's very alike to the body of infamous Moutai.

    Finish: med length, light soap with bold vanilla, peach and pepper.

    A little too consistent after I've tried over 8 Redbreast and over 20 Midleton/Bow Street, did not come up with the surprise that 32yo once gave. I've seen many Scotch lovers rating this 92+, but gotta say Irish pot still whiskey has more to come.

  5. Gaija scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Ok so I might have expected a bit more of the traditional Irishness reading the reviews of others, so I missed a little bit of juicy fruitiness here and there (especially on the late palate), but other than that ... phew. What a ride. I don't know if I could drink a whole bottle of it in one night but with two drops of water these were the best 2cl I had in a long while. So give it time and a little water if you find it too sherried. (Edit : reading the RL_whiskey comment down there, it seems that not everyone found it better with water. Find out yourself ! :P)
    • Nose
      Starts on big sherry, and a fruity one at that, with purple plums, figs and dark winegums very clearly. Something dusty and yet juicy. Blackberries, strawberries, and some "dusty" bitter touches with dark chocolate and vermouth. We'll let it breathe because it seems to need it. 10 min later it's getting creamier with red plums, mango yoghurt, 4-red-fruits-jam. As such I'd call it really nice but not out of this world. BUT, then came two drops of water. And, paradise. Mango, banana split, and a smoothie / iced yoghurt made of all the aforementioned fruits with blackberries, strawberries, banana, passion fruit, redcurrants, pomgrenate, and all that mixed with a dollop of the best hot chocolate. God damn. Ok now that's heavenly.
    • Taste
      Again, neat I found it really very good but not totally perfect. The entry showed a big red-fruit kick soon turning on plain sherry and bitter chocolate with some orange zest. But with two drops it gets incredibly Cognac-y, with that redcurrant jam and creamy mango sherbet again, bitter peach, some strange transient medicinal touches (why not ?), dates and figs, huge chocolate and splendid "Pinot noir vieilles vignes" notes, should that ring a bell. The only flaw would be a tiny astringency in the end of the development.
    • Finish
      It's actually amazing with a huge retention of flavour from the mouth. With that magnificient creamy hot chocolate coming back, as well as the black wine gum, the sweet red berries (forest strawberries, red jams ...), noble Cognac-y and woody touches again. Stays creamy, fruity and chocolatey for a really long time.

  6. bigotry7070 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Junior

    Redbreast never let down. And this single cask 25yo hits all the sweet spots I love about Irish whiskey. This is a perfect dram for special occasions.

  7. Roland7 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Figs, jam, lime, tarragon, duchess pear, marmalade, linden, candy, orange, watermelon, melon, white plum, ripe kiwi, buckwheat honey, pine, green tea, tobacco, green leaves!

  8. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very dark, tea and tobacco leaves, still classic Irish with fresh grass/grain, tropical fruits, ice cream, fresh cream.
    • Taste
      Very sweet and sour, mouthwatering creamed fruits, intense and salty, oily and sweet, very smooth, fresh dates? Umami.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, red fruits.

  9. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A tasty and moreish whiskey which reminded me of old Cognac.
    • Nose
      First whiffs remind me more of an old Cognac. A little Winey and fruity, slightly oaky. After a few minutes, hints of pencil shavings and finally some expected red berries, apricots and a few citrus plus dried fruits (raisins, dates). Coffee and chocolate.
    • Taste
      Exotic fruits (passion fruits, mangoes, grapefruits), spices from the oak, honey, chocolate and red fruits again.
    • Finish
      Long, lingering red fruits, honey, dry ending.

  10. Gaija scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93


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