Redbreast 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Redbreast 12 Year Old
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Redbreast is a beautifully balanced single pot still Irish whiskey, with a warm, generous texture, rich, sweet flavours and a spicy kick. In the view of many connoisseurs, the finest Irish whiskey available.

12 Year Old

Redbreast 12 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Michael Jackson

    Nose:  Clean, fresh. Hint of linseed. Nuts. Cake.

    Palate:  By far the biggest of this selection. Assertive and complex, with lots of development and seemingly infinite dimension. Ginger cake, brazil nuts, treacle.

    Finish:  Liquorice-like sherry notes.

    Comment:  Delicious, soothing, contemplative. A great whiskey. Makes me want to get on a plane to Dublin immediately.

    Score: 9 / 10

    [These tasting notes have been reproduced from Whisky Magazine Issue 3]

  • Tasting Notes by Jim Murray

    Nose:  With Green Spot, the most impressive of Irish noses. There's a fruity, almost rye-like quality, and deft, honeyed sweetness, a touch of sherry, cream soda vanilla and some peppery notes. Breathtaking.

    Palate:  The flavours take off in all directions. Spiciness and a pot still backbone softened by sherry. Very firm with some toffee.

    Finish:  Oily, some liquorice and enormous sweet-sour complexity. Spicy and long.

    Comment:  Not quite perfect, but still an astonishing experience.

    Score:  9 / 10

    [These tasting notes have been reproduced from Whisky Magazine Issue 3]

  • Tasting Notes by Peter Mulryan

    Nose: The very Irish nose tweak of resin, sherry and linseed.

    Palate: Fat and oily. Layers of satin ginger, silk honey and hints of spicy liquorice.

    Finish: Vanilla pods and marsala.

    Comment: This is what real pure pot still whiskey is all about, a glorious contradiction of soft fruit and firm grain, oily seeds and sweet wood. World beating stuff.

    Score: 9 / 10

    [These tasting notes have been reproduced from Whisky Magazine Issue 43]

  • Tasting Notes by Dave Broom

    Nose: Intense and full blooded. Pot still richness: citrus oils, hot sealing wax, leather, tobacco, tea, maraschino, overripe fruits, marzipan. Exemplary.

    Palate: Ridiculously big. Oozes into the mouth and erupts. Spices galore to the finish. Oily and unctuous.

    Finish: Long, rich, oily.

    Comment: Whiskey covering the entire spectrum of aroma, taste, feel, flavour. World class.

    Score: 9 / 10

    [These tasting notes have been reproduced from Whisky Magazine Issue 43]

55 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    5 January

    Great introductory Single Pot Still. This was for years the only easily available pot still and was nearly lost. Luckily today it''s back with a bang. The UK price is very reasonable compared to the Irish price.

  • 5
    22 December 2014

    Simply the best Irish Whiskey you can buy!

  • 5
    14 December 2014

    Excellent nice smelling, good looking and super taste. Transformed my Scotch drinking friends to Irish whiskey drinkers, after Yellow spot the best Irish whiskey.

  • 5
    25 October 2014

    Superb taste with none of the harshness in some Quality Scotch whiskies.

  • 5
    6 August 2014

    The nose is to die for. The palate is very nice. A whiskey to enjoy and savour.

  • 5
    22 June 2014

    Just fantastic. That wonderfully warming sensation coming just as the spices hit the tip of your tongue. Possibly one of the finest pot still whiskeys out the.

  • 1 May 2014

    Very good, although some of my friends think it's a bit medicinal.

  • 21 March 2014

    Had my first taste of Redbreast 12 as suggested by a waitress named Robin (believe it or not) at an Irish Pub in Michigan last January. I could not believe how great this whiskey is. I had several with friends and the last was everybit as smooth and delicate as the first. I highly recommend it to any Irish Whiskey fan.

  • 16 May 2013

    I was, for 57 of my 58 years, NOT a whiskey drinker...then Clancy (my favorite barkeep) slid a Readbreast 12 across the bar to me and said, "Just try it"..Well, I am a lover now. And even though nothing compares to my first love ( including her older and stronger sisters) Jameson 18 has found a place in my affections, and I have a date with Yellow Dot...soon I hope. 3 can be company too. All that I have introduced to Readbreast 12 have also fallen hard for her.

  • 5 April 2013

    The best bottle of spirit I' ve ever brought, lived up to all expectations and is so much better than anything you can say/ write and all previous reviews tell a similar story. I was converted by a French speaking Irishman in the Alps

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