Redbreast 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Redbreast 12 Year Old
Web Exclusive Price £41.45 £34.54 ex VAT (£59.21 per litre)
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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.
Age
12 Year Old
Country
Ireland
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • 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]

79 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    3 days ago

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

  • 5
    17 February

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

  • 5
    27 January

    Unmistakably Irish! Single pot still is to Irish whiskey what single malt is to Scotch whisky. There is unmalted barley mixed with malted barley in the mashbill. It is then distilled three times. The nose is fruity and sweet with the distinct smell of Irish whiskey. The palate is rich and full. Typical Irish palate of honey and toffee. The finish is nice and long with the ginger and pepper spice mixing in. Great stuff and a great change of pace for a single malt lover like myself

  • 5
    16 January

    Really love the taste. Very smooth.

  • 5
    14 January

    My favorite whiskey I've had in my life (so far). Once of the smoothest, flavorful and overall best quality liquors I've had the pleasure to taste. I have been bringing this to weddings and other special occasions for the last decade and everyone, I mean EVERYONE, has made it a point to say it's the best whiskey they've had. It's the perfect gift for any special occasion, and I hope to earn enough one day to make this my regular drink of choice.

  • 4
    13 January

    Great nose, toffee or fudge aroma. spicy but not heavy on the tannin's'. fair finish. excellent value! 4,5 / 5

  • 5
    23 September 2016

    Delightful

  • 5
    13 September 2016

    Great whisky ! My first one. I've had 3 of it ever since !

  • 5
    8 April 2016

    By far the finest Irish Whiskey!! I am normally a scotch man, but I have strayed on occasion as I am Irish. I have tried everything from Midleton to 16 year old Knappogue Castle to Teeling, Jameson Select, Green Spot, etc. nothing compares to this beauty. I love the others, but this "Whiskey" finds itself in a category all its own. The sweetness imparted but the sherry casks is immediately apparent. That is assured. What sets it apart from all the others is how smooth it tastes. No other Irish Whiskey has this sweet smooth taste and aroma.

  • 4
    28 March 2016

    Certainly good, but but priced way to high. I can't see what the fuss is about.

  • 5
    25 March 2016

    I just got my first bottle last night. Superb! It's only 11am, and I want a tumblr. I think I like it too much. :)

  • 5
    10 March 2016

    Sublime

  • 4
    8 November 2015

    As an Irish-American, I must say this is the "uisge beatha", the "water of life", the " aqua vita" that every man deserves. You will only enjoy this wonderful whiskey.

  • 3
    27 October 2015

    I really don''t know what the fuss is about red breast, I''ve had the 12 and 15, and personally green spot, powers John''s lane,and powers signature and the new green spot Leoni villeins Barton, even yellow spot are much superior to this,it''s OK but too lacking flavour to hold a candle next to the others mentioned, it''s ok

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