Redbreast 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Redbreast 12 Year Old
Web Exclusive Price £40.95 £34.13 ex VAT (£58.50 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]

65 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    8 April

    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

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

  • 5
    25 March

    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

    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

  • 5
    17 August 2015

    I am new to drinking irish whiskey. I think this is delicious and so smooth. Really nice to sip

  • 5
    13 August 2015

    Irish Whiskey is by far the superior of the producing countries. Redbreast SPS is without a doubt the best value for money in my opinion with a flavour full enough to offset the otherwise harsh cask strength.

  • 5
    27 July 2015

    Best whiskey on the market at that price range

  • 4
    29 April 2015

    This is a great whiskey.

  • 4
    5 January 2015

    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 some...it 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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