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]

119 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    18 March

    It's very smooth, a pleasure to drink. It is great used in an old fashioned as well.

  • 5
    15 January

    Exceptionally smooth with a smoky finish.

  • 5
    11 January

    Now this is the best thing I have ever tasted by far. But unfortunatelly it is vwry hard to find. I could taste it at Dublin and although i travel a lot cause of my job I could not find it anywhere else

  • 5
    5 January

    I was in Dublin for a layover a few days ago, and our group took advantage of our short time to visit a few highlights–one being an Irish pub to get drinks. We went to the Palace Bar and I saw that they picked the 17-year-old Redbreast as their whiskey of the month. I salivated after reading its description and ordered a glass. No liquid has ever triggered all 5 senses all at once quite like this superb whiskey. Its color mesmerized my eyes; its scent tickled and sparked my nose; its feel in the glass almost warmed my hand; its sound as it flowed down my throat dedicated my ears to selective hearing, drowning out the rest of the world; and its taste. Its taste waltzed from dried fruits to chocolate to coffee as if all at once and individually at the same time-an explosion of soulmate flavors. Its taste warmed my mouth, sweet the moment it touched my tongue and firy as it traveled backwards. There has never been a whiskey as sensational as this one. Order it now if you dare to have your world changed forever.

  • 5
    25 December 2018

    This is a great Irish,pleasantly smooth tasting,will add this to my favourites.

  • 5
    14 December 2018

    Delicious! Dangerously soft in the mouth, you’ll have finished half the bottle before you’ll even know it.

  • 5
    30 November 2018

    Amazing whisky. Smooth and rich. Great aroma. Excellent Irish!

  • 4
    29 November 2018

    Sweet and spicy, with a little sharpness, very enjoyable.

  • 5
    20 November 2018

    yes It is my favorite Irish whiskey hands down

  • 5
    13 November 2018

    Delicious whiskey!

  • 5
    8 November 2018

    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
    1 November 2018

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

  • 4
    29 September 2018

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

  • 5
    8 September 2018

    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 2018

    Great whiskey! Best I have had to date.

  • 5
    22 August 2018

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

  • 5
    17 August 2018

    This is awesome.

  • 5
    10 August 2018

    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 2018

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

  • 5
    6 July 2018

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

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