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Redbreast 12 Year Old

(70cl, 40.0%)
Redbreast 12 Year Old

Awards for Red Breast 12


Liquid Gold Award - 2014

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible


Irish Pot Still Whiskey 12 Years and Under - 2014

World Whiskies Awards


Irish Single Pot Still - Premium - 2014

The Irish Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)

Red Breast 12 Details

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(39 Reviews)

Red Breast 12 Bottling Note

A delightful Pure Pot Still Irish whiskey, Redbreast 12 is highly praised by Jim Murray and a host of other notable whisky critics. Named 'Overall Irish Whiskey of the Year' at the 2013 Irish Whiskey Awards, we can't get enough of it.
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

The nose is nutty and rich. There are notes of dried peels and spice, an oily note and cut fruits. The palate is spice and of good body. There are notes of nuts and citrus and the peel and juice thereof. There are hints of marzipan and dried peels and a hint of sherry. The finish is long and creamy with custard and spice.

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    User Reviews of the Redbreast 12 Year Old

    Love it.

    Ordered it this time yesterday, delivered and opened and tasted in about 24 hours, it was recommended to me and I like it lots, tried a drop without water and a drop with, I think it needs a little water, an angels tear drop, as once described to me, is enough, lets see if my opinion changes as I work my way down the bottle.

    29th April 2015

    True classic

    This is a must have best in its price range.

    21st February 2015

    Intrepid CVS11

    This is the SMOOTHEST whiskey I have had in 20 years. I was given this as part of a Duty-Free package and I can;t wait to go back to Dublin to visit the family and pick up a bottle of it.

    18th January 2015

    redbreast 😊 mmmm

    As Scottish malt whisky fan, I have never tasted an Irish whisky I found comparable until I was given a Redbreast 12yr old for Christmas. Mmmm, this is a fine whisky which I have enjoyed immensely.
    The best Irish whisky I have tasted.

    1st January 2015

    A good whiskey that could be crushed under the weight of its own reputation

    Look, it's a super Irish whiskey, it's very tasty... But no whiskey could live up to the promises made for this one in terms of the raft of awards and favourable reviews. Drink and enjoy, but let's not fetishize what is only one accomplished Irish offering amongst many.

    15th December 2014

    Reminded me of corked wine

    Good stuff-but i tasted a little mold----I guess from the barrels----mind you i was tasting laphroigh the week before.

    5th December 2014

    Irish Orphan train grandson

    Best Irish whiskey I have had, live in Indiana, great Irish roots!, only wish we could trace them

    4th December 2014

    oh wie lecker

    Das ist einer besten Wiskeys die ich jemals getrunken habe. Die Flasche stand einige Zeit in meinem Schrank. Dann hatte ich Besuch aus Bristol. Eine gute Gelegenheit die Flasche zu öffnen. Leider war das Vergnügen zu schnell vorüber.

    4th November 2014

    It's back!

    I was in the local Port Of Wines store buying champagne and staring at good Scotch like Tiny Tim through the window when I spied Redbreast. Will definitely buy it!

    2nd November 2014

    Found It!

    This has been a hard to find slippery feller, a Brigadoon of a whiskey, and only found last week in a fake Irish bar in New York...(this was the real thing though)...and I've never found it in my native England...smooth, hint of smoke, fruity and a distinct metallic, probably copper taste, but very pleassnt indeed. Worth hunting down, especially when in New York

    23rd October 2014

    My Favourite

    I stumbled across this whiskey and really enjoyed it. I tried to get it again and it seems as though it is no longer available in British Columbia.

    11th September 2014

    My go-to-dram

    I agree with most of the other reviews here. Im a peat-man at all times, but Redbreast is so f-ing fantastic and silky that i had to drink a second glass and then one more. The spice notes seem to play around but never take over, the sherry brings a sweetness that is so Irish it will have you singing after a few drinks, the oak influence together with the sherry brings a little drying on the finish. All together it is a lipsmackingly, marvelous and mouth watering dram. A must have in my mini-bar.

    30th August 2014

    Great Nose

    I can nose this whiskey all day (and night) long, it is just fantastic full of spicy notes. The palate and finish are very appealing as well.

    15th August 2014


    smooth and hearty, and worth the money

    31st July 2014

    Like ALI, The Greatest

    I absolutely love the whiskey taste. It goes down better than my finest cognacs. This whiskey needs No water, No ice and No mix. Now I hear it's going off the market. If I can't buy any in Canada, Can I buy some in the USA.

    28th July 2014

    The Best

    Introduced to this whiskey at RiRa in Las Vegas a couple of years ago. It's all I drink now.

    13th July 2014

    One of the Best

    The Best Irish for your buck without a doubt, definitely a lot better than Jamesons.

    24th March 2014

    Nice but not that interesting.

    Maybe I got a substandard bottle but I was a bit disappointed. It's pleasantly spicy and has an oiliness not unlike Powers (which I like), but compared to bog standard Jameson it's not much more exciting.

    17th February 2014

    An old friend

    I tried this about twelve years ago In a village pub south of Dublin. My friend and I were so impressed that we nearly finished the bottle. An extremely smooth and full of flavour whiskey - something that the Scots distilleries should be jealous of. I returned to Dublin again today and met this old friend and brought it home for Christmas, though whether the bottle lasts that long is another thing! Thank you Jameson's.

    19th December 2013


    I love it

    15th December 2013

    My Favorite

    I got my first bottle back about 5 years ago for my 40th birthday. A buddy spoke highly of the whiskey. After my first sip I knew I was onto something grand. Needless to say as the night went on and my friends tried it, we made short work of the bottle. Absolutely one of the best whiskeys around. In Seattle I buy it for $54.00

    25th November 2013


    I failed to find a Bottle of Black Bush... the cellar man said try this.... Black Bush had a runner for my finest whiskey after this.... A few years have passed and I have discovered many better others.... but as far as Irish whiskey goes this ties 2nd place with Black Bush...... If you haven't tried the best Irish whiskey (Green Spot) and you like this... then you need to have a word with yourself.

    1st November 2013

    My search is over......

    I can stop looking for the perfect whiskey, I found it in RedBreast.
    Like the previous reviewers, I give this whiskey an outstanding review. I was surprisingly impressed. Very smooth, and flavorful.

    29th September 2013


    Rich and full bodies, with deep lingering flavors of caramel, heather, and persimmon.

    26th August 2013


    Friends gave me a bottle for my birthday this year and this is far and away the smoothest whiskey I've ever tasted. My son tried it and thought it was very special also, and we both plan to continue having this on hand (and tongue).

    21st August 2013

    Pure Heaven

    Truly what I would imagine an angel's tears would taste like...

    9th August 2013

    Very good

    This is a very good drop, good flavour profile smooth and an enjoyable drop. Recommended.

    12th July 2013

    Best Irish Whiskey


    10th July 2013


    I've just had a tasting night with over a dozen whiskies at this price point and this was the clear winner!

    13th May 2013

    mind blowingly good

    Drink it and thank profoundly the great whiskey distiller in the sky this stuff touched your lips

    23rd November 2012


    I know this is a well liked whiskey, but I can't say I'm so favorably impressed with either the aroma or the flavor. It's not bad, but neither do I find it interesting. On the other hand, I've only had this 3 cl sample, and I find that's often not enough to get the tastebuds to settle in on the flavors. I'll give it the same rating as a basic Speyside single malt--different but no more enjoyable. Karl

    26th September 2012

    Maino's Whiskey Tasting Notes: Red breast 12 year old

    Maino’s Whisky Tasting Notes

    Name of Whisky:__Redbreast 12 year old Cask Strength____________
    Distiller: (Irish Distillers Pernod Richard) Midleton Age:¬ 12years_ Color: Full Gold/Sauternes_
    Sherry casks and Bourbon barrels___Single Pot Whiskey _ABV: _57.7%_____
    Swirl: Very oily and viscous. Clings to the glass.
    Nose (Neat):_ Vanilla,Cinnamon, Citric, Apple (Dilute): _ Earthy ,Vanilla,Cinnamon, Apple
    Nose Intensity: Mellow, Prickly
    Flavor:Vanilla,Cinnamon, Citric, Apple
    Mouth Feel: Viscous, Drying
    First Taste: Sweet
    First Taste Intensity: Mellow Warming Prickly Peppery Sharp
    Finish: Sweet
    Finish Intensity: Warming, Prickly
    Comments: This is a part of a batch of only 68 casks. This means that there will be some variation due to the wood that would get averaged out when more casks are used. This first bottles became available in Ireland, France and Germany, and then in the US only in February 2012. I’m writing this on 03-02-2012. Wow! This hits with a kick wrapped in a pillow. It starts mellow..than warms. You know you’ve tasted a good whiskey! You must sip this one. NO GULPING allowed! This is an excellent whiskey! Very nice indeed.
    M rating: 5Ms MMMMM’s Cost: __$65 __

    4th March 2012


    Haha. This stuff is beautiful, I've never been so pleased with a new find. It's incredibly smooth, although I'd say Sainsbury's Dun Leire is smoother but this is bigger and more complex. Just as an extra note see if you can taste the sour apples - top notch!

    31st January 2012

    Heaven In A Glass.

    I don't drink anything else since I discovered Redbreast.......Perfection.

    4th December 2011


    I had it for the first time at a friends home. I will be having it again! Well done does not say enough. It is so smooth.

    10th July 2011

    top notch

    this is one of the best i have tasted and at this price point i have to give it a perfect score, bought this on a whim and now it is a mainstay, like the previous reviews have stated this stands up and even out shines whiskey that is much older, just can't say enough good things about this one,a job well done by the distillers, congrats!

    12th March 2011

    God Bless RedBreast

    Absolutely Beautiful!! smooth as a young woman's skin and as soft as her touch, better than the top 21 year old named brands

    8th March 2011


    This whisky outshines most "excellent" single malts on the market. You need to try it to believe it. From the the nose to the lingering finish, there is an explosion of flavours. Simply unique.

    11th June 2010


    Superb whisky - one of the (if not "THEE") smoothest tasting whisky I have every had the pleasure of enjoying. For a 12 yr old, Redbreast holds it's own with any 18 yr Glenmorangie - well done.

    13th August 2009

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