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


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Ginger Ginger
  • Liquorice root Liquorice root
  • 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]

91 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    6 days ago

    A good friend bought me this for my birthday, he'd obviously listened to his Irish friends about good Irish whiskey. Super smooth and easy drinking. God those Islays are going to be a struggle after this :)

  • 5
    2 February

    Absolutely smooth. Super easy to drink with a deliciously sweet and spicy finish. 5 stars easy.

  • 5
    27 January

    A good friend introduced me to this fine whiskey 10 years ago. I was a Jamison drinker but a confirmed Red Breast drinker now. To me no comparison

  • 5
    27 January

    Absolutely glorious. Nothing else like it in an Irish whisky.

  • 5
    3 January

    Own a bar in spain.bought it as my soanish clients wouldnt believe that an"unknown"irish whiskey could outplay all other brands.result pele has a new nickname and we are all doing the it you wont be let down.

  • 5
    21 December 2017

    Yummy what else do i need to wrote ??

  • 5
    4 December 2017

    A friend brought it once from Dublin and had to buy it for my man!

  • 4
    3 November 2017

    Tasted this for the first time in Dublin two days ago. Mightily impressed. I would have to say this is one of the best Irish whiskeys I've had. The other being Crockett's Legacy, but that one is a tad more expensive. Fantastic.

  • 5
    31 October 2017

    Incredibly smooth, you'd almost forget you're drinking an Irish whiskey (with an E!). A truly exceptional bottle.

  • 5
    16 September 2017

    It is exceptional! Very delicate, no bite. I sampled it at the Dublin airport at 10:30 in the morning. Had to get a bottle for my husband. Now I want another one for myself!

  • 4
    3 September 2017

    Redbreast is a very good whiskey and one of the bests in its style, Single Pot Still Irish Whisky. This is a different style and also very good indeed as any other style of good whisky(ey) in the world. I have experienced the 12, 15 and CS, they are all very good, but I prefer the 15 because is the sweetest one. Due to unmalted barley influence and the proccess itself, all they have a common characteristic in their taste, and some of them are very delicious like Jameson 12 (Blended made with Pot Still content), Power's, Greenspot,etc. An other style of Irish whiskey I like very much too and is also one of my favourites is Bushmills 21.

  • 5
    18 August 2017

    Favorite whiskey. I introduce to any whiskey drinking friends I meet and have never been wrong

  • 5
    13 August 2017

    I've had a few fingers of whisky in my day but this is absolutely fantastic! Great aroma, great flavor, smooth all the way, and no bite -- I love it! ????

  • 4
    18 July 2017

    A really good whiskey, can't fault it, but personal preference would be to spend the extra few pounds on Powers John's Lane which seems a little better balanced in flavour

  • 4
    18 May 2017

    Agree with Kevin Roche and JonesyMN, don't know what all the fuss is about. Tis a fine whiskey but i'd rather a bottle of Powers Johns Lane any day.

  • 5
    4 May 2017

    Another retirement gift from a dear friend-had never experienced this prior, and now will be in my "When I want something spectatular" GoTo List. Complex, a full nose of joy, and a palate thanking the hands for getting it there.

  • 5
    24 March 2017

    I was first introduced to redbreast by a an Irish friend of mine perhaps 20 years ago I was immediately struck by the richness of the whiskey, the sweetness and the depth As much as I enjoy a good single malt scotch, I continue to go back to Red Breast and other Irish whiskeys, which are a little lighter on the fire and little heavier on the flavour

  • 5
    17 March 2017

    Irish whiskey is always a pleasure, but this is fine indeed. Candied fruitcake, vanilla, ginger; its all here for you. At tis price it's quite reasonable. Just go buy one and sip to your heart's content.

  • 5
    24 February 2017

    Competitor of best-ever whisk(e)y I ever tasted. Love it

  • 5
    17 February 2017

    Very good Irish whiskey. I highly recommend for any occasion.

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