Redbreast 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Redbreast 12 Year Old
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Redbreast is a beautifully balanced pure 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. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010, and was named as Irish Whiskey of the year by Jim Murray in the Whisky Bible 2010, with a score of 96 points.

12 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Ginger Ginger
  • Liquorice root Liquorice root
  • Hazelnut Hazelnut
  • Honey Honey
  • Toffee Toffee

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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