Redbreast 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Redbreast 12 Year Old
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A well-balanced single pot still Irish whiskey, Redbreast 12 Year Old has been matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks, creating a sweet-and-spicy character. The nose holds aromas of sweet fruit, toasted oak and warm spices, and the palate offers notes of buttery hot-cross-buns, dried fruits, baking spices and spicy oak.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

121 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    2 July

    Amazing whisky, it was love at first sip.

  • 5
    16 April

    Just an awesome, complex whiskey. Lots of citrus on the nose, with hints of honey, melon and earthy forest floor which transfers to the palate as well. Superb finish with more melon and a slight spiced honey. This one is on the verge of phenomenal to me.

  • 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.

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