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]

110 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    2 days ago

    Delicious whiskey!

  • 5
    7 days ago

    I tried this in Dublin at the Whiskey Museum. Powers was my previous favourite, but can't compare with the far superior Redbreast. This is my faourite whiskey ever.

  • 5
    14 days ago

    Fabulous aroma and taste, hints of brandy smoothness. Absolutely wonderful.

  • 4
    29 September

    A good Irish. Complex flavors but somewhat muddled. I find it a touch over-rated.

  • 5
    8 September

    Rich taste and very nice finish. A great option, better that plenty of much higher priced choices. A fantastic whiskey in its price range.

  • 5
    29 August

    Great whiskey! Best I have had to date.

  • 5
    22 August

    It's the perfect whiskey - ahh, the joy!

  • 5
    17 August

    This is awesome.

  • 5
    10 August

    I had my first taste of this whiskey in Cork, Ireland. It was smooth and tasty. It has a hint of ginger, honey and some peppery notes! It's my favorite Irish whiskey.

  • 5
    13 July

    Simple task to review this - for my money the best whiskey in the world.

  • 5
    6 July

    Definitely a very fine additional for anyone's whisky/whiskey collection. RB 12 is a permanent member of my family.

  • 5
    27 June

    Absolutely stunning. A must on the shelf of any serious whiskey drinker. The nose itself is worth the price. This committed scotch drinker was initially a skeptical but the first dram converted me forever.

  • 5
    16 June

    Absolutely love the stuff. One of my favorites for sure.

  • 5
    10 June

    One thing is for sure, RB 12 is a must have in your liquor cabinet!!! For the price, it’s an incredible pour. This Irish whiskey deserves a place on everyone’s shelf. Being from Texas, I am a huge bourbon fan, but Redbreast has won me over. I’ve tried them all but the 21 and love every variation.

  • 5
    21 April

    Red Breast 12 yr is Top Shelf. The flavor and finish are very satisfying and easy on the palate. One of my Single Malt die hards said after sampling my Red Breast, "This could be habit forming". I recommend it to all of my Whisky drinking friends.

  • 5
    12 April

    Fantastic. I have been trying a lot of different types of whiskey. Primarily a bourbon drinker. This stuff is great. So many others to try but Ibwill definitely be back to hit this one again

  • 5
    9 April

    Smoooooth. Goes down easy, the taste lingers, and after a long night with this Lady, no after-effects in the morning.

  • 5
    24 March

    I recently had a bottle of this bought for me for my 50th birthday and it`s easily one of the best I have tasted. It is so smooth with a lovely long finish , a superb whiskey and I shall most certainly be buying it for myself

  • 5
    18 March

    Very smooth Irish whiskey. Really enjoyed the taste. Looking forward I buying a bottle.

  • 5
    16 February

    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 :)

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