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Redbreast 12 Year Old

(70cl, 40%)

Redbreast 12 Year Old

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Redbreast 12 Year Old Bottling Note

A delightful single pot still Irish whiskey, Redbreast 12 Year Old is highly praised by a host of notable critics. Distilled at the Midleton site from malted and unmalted barley, it’s then matured in a combination of American oak bourbon barrels and Spanish oak Oloroso sherry butts. We can't get enough of this multi-award-winning whiskey.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Nutty, rich and oily. There are notes of dried peels, ginger, linseed and cut fruits including a touch of melon.

Palate: Spicy with great body. Nuts and citrus (peel and juice) with hints of marzipan, dried fruits and a hint of Sherry. You turn it over in your mouth forever.

Finish: Long and creamy with custard and spice.

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Redbreast 12 Year Old Reviews

Expensive quality

Yes, it's an amazingly, beautiful, gorgeous whiskey. Top quality, but for what you have to pay, it should be. Maybe you can get a bigger bang for your buck by spreading your spend elsewhere, but if it's within your easy spending budget, it's lovely.

30th October 2020

Irish eyes are smiling

The best simple as that.

17th October 2020

Tastes like cognac

Overall, it tastes like a cognac, which is perfectly fine. But why don't just drink cognac?

7th September 2020

Christmas cake

Lovely Christmas cake flavours but great any time of year. Nice mouthfeel. Excellent single pot still example from Redbreast. It's worth trying the others in the range, Lustau and 15 YO - these offer more interest.

3rd September 2020


love it. Never had it before a grateful parent gifted it to me ( I tutor, well). Def my Irish of choice from now.

20th August 2020

An instant classic!

You can't really talk about Irish whiskey without bringing up Redbreast it really is a benchmark to which many other Irish whiskey is compared to. The nose is quite nutty with sugar coated almonds and pecans, apple poutporri, and wood oil. On the palate the flavor just explodes, so rich and oily you don't really want to swallow it just taste it forever. Marzipan, orange marmalade, heavy cream, slight hint of plum, and the long, oily creme brulee finish is just exquisite. Top notch pot still offering from Midleton, I have a hard time deciding whether I like this, green spot, or power's three swallow more I think it's really just wahtever I happen to be drinking at the time. Just awesome try this if you haven't already! Slainte! The Sugarbear

3rd August 2020

Too much Turps.

Good whisky, got plenty of sweetness upfront with red fruit predominant. However, it is accompanied by a Turpentine, white spirit sting that is not pleasant. This gives way to green apple and a kick of spiceness that is pleasant
Bunna 12 is close to it in profile but after having completed a comparison, I conclude the Bunna to be more balanced and better. This is nothing to be ashamed of as Bunna 12 is one of the very best. As an Irishman, i feel like a turncoat saying this, but it's good, not great.

22nd July 2020

To great beginnings.....

First sip of whisky.....ever. A nice start, I’d say.......
I expected more alcohol bite but was surprised by the smoothness. Though I have nothing to compare it to I’m glad to have started the journey here.....
A Boston Guy

26th June 2020

simply so smooth

it is no wonder it 1 of 20 best whiskey in the word have a try. Gerald'

21st June 2020

Quality is 5 stars

Hard to fault the 12yr old redbreast... my 'Bird Of Fancy' and one i would hate to be without. Quality is 5 stars, as is the flavour.

17th June 2020

Lovely. Great value for money.

Love it. Not too challenging. Slips down too easily. Great value for money.

29th May 2020

Current favorite.

Very smooth and tasty whiskey. My current favorite.

27th May 2020

Top Drawer

This is a superb pot still and one of the great Irish whiskeys
Great flavour and smooth, sweet without being sickly
Impossible not to love it

25th May 2020


Gorgeously smooth, lovely lasting flavour. I’m a relative novice with regards to whiskey, this is by far the best I have tasted so far.

19th April 2020

This is a winner

Perfect for me, great flavor, so smooth.

28th February 2020

I agree this is close to Balvenie, but just a bit more tasty!

To my amazement I found this wonderful whiskey at Costco in Scottsdale Arizona for $39.99. Long been my favorite either neat or maybe with one small cube, I was almost tempted to buy several bottles just in case...

22nd February 2020

Reminds me of Balvenie 12 Double Wood

If I didn't see the bottle, I would have thought that I was drinking a Balvenie 12 Double Wood, which is something I like very much. Rum-and-raisin, or Xmas cake.

11th January 2020

Best value, best taste. A whiskey to enjoy.

Sweetest smoothest whiskey I have ever tasted. As good as it gets. New favourite. Great gift from daughter's boyfriend. Ancestors from Ireland on both sides. So the circle completed as great grandma O'Callahan from Cork

26th December 2019

The Standard to judge other whiskeys by

Smoothest whiskey I’ve ever had. Closest thing to a good wine taste but with the toffee and vanilla undertones of whiskey. The standard to compare all whiskeys with. Jameson’s, Bushmills and Four Roses taste rough compared to Redbreast. Fantastic whiskey.

21st December 2019

First class whiskey.

Never tasted this whiskey before but now that I have, it won't be the last. It may or may not have anything to do with the foul weather outside but the warm, smooth hint of spice that gradually worked it's way along my lips, down my throat and into the rest of my grateful body was spot on.

12th December 2019

super smooth taste

one of the very best!

11th November 2019

A wonderful addition for any bar

This is absolutley Gorgeous!!! ❤
Beautifully crafted and balanced from start to finish. The nutty aroma becomes a delicious palate of fruit and butterscotch. A long lasting finish that makes your heart melt. Match it with some good smokey meats or a extra mature 18mnth cheddar for a wonderful party in your mouth. One of my favourite Irish whiskeys going around.

18th September 2019

Not my cup of tea

I think, despite being Irish, I just dont like Irish Whiskey. Way better than Jameson but... if you like earthy peaty full flavoured scotch, you might be disappointed.

On the up side it is mild and smooth. But, to my taste... lacking vibrancy in the finish.

27th April 2019

Good Stuff

At first I wasn't overly impressed by this but after some time it has grown on me. A lot of toffee with some cinnamon and spices, a slight hint of smoke, and a nice oily mouthfeel. I don't get a lot of fruit or sherry notes from this but a good whiskey nonetheless I really enjoyed this as something different from my usual single malt Scotch. For $40 good value buy it. Cheers! The Sugarbear

28th March 2019


This dram intrigues me, it is deep and complex and very enjoyable.

The nose is rich and full, with sponge cake vanilla, some caramel and marzipan, balanced with nuts and fruit notes in the citrus peel area.

The palate is also full, oily and creamy. With notes of vanilla, dried fruits and sherry.

Finish is still rather oily and creamy with the spice, sponge cake, nuts and citrus.
A very full and round experience, definitely one of my favorites on the shelf.

15th January 2019

One of the best ever

This is one of my all time favourites. Being a bourbon drinker that says a lot. At the price point it's hard to beat.

29th December 2018

Good but not great

I first drank Redbreast as an 18-year old in a pub in Dublin more than 50 years ago. I think that I was attracted by the name and label. In the intervening years I have become a fan of the milder west coast Scottish malts, a current favourite being Talisker Skye. Revisiting Redbreast, it now appears to me to be a liquer whiskey, a sipping whiskey, with a dominant nose of toffee and only one flavour. It is, for me, an after-dinner drink or a whiskey to celebrate a successful day’s field sport at dusk.

20th December 2018

Absolutely delicious

I'm a big bourbon guy and thought no way a mild little 80 proof Irish whiskey can do anything for me. I was wrong! While this is mild, it has so much delicious flavor I keep pouring more. No doubt this will be a go to for some time to come.

16th September 2018

Toffee Whiskey.

If Willy Wonka made whiskey, he'd make Redbreast. Its sumptuous, luxurious, mouth watering heaven. The grain and spice are there for balance, and it lingers...awaiting your next sip. Its the only spirit i enjoy swishing around in my mouth coating every taste bud.

2nd September 2018

A mainstay

Classic single pot still style... thick, rich and delicious. Mass produced, but this is the baseline for a good solid drinkable and delicious Irish whiskey! Given the price point, this is a reasonable value, and given that it is one of the last of these styles standing it deserves 5 stars.

25th August 2018

Absolutely brilliant!

Unbelievable! For the price, here in Romania, it's a masterpiece!

17th August 2018

World class

I never really cared for Irish whiskey, prior to buying a bottle of Redbreast 12. I've always felt Irish whiskey to be a bit light in style and not offering anything a I can't get from a ordinary Speyside single malt. However, after buying a bottle of this... everything changed. Redbreast 12 is without a doubt the best whisky I've ever had. It is truly a masterpiece!
And for about 35 pounds, here in Sweden, it's an absolute bargain.

29th April 2018

Very good. The best Irish Whiskey I’ve had.

Very pleasant nose, subtle hints of honey and molasses, sweet and subtle. The taste is pleasant and soft in the beginning but is blow away by the peppery prickle that covered my tongue and filled my whole mouth. My mouth watered at first and after swallowing became dry with almost no or a very weak aftertaste. I like this whiskey very much and when I finish my bottle, I’ll be replacing it. This will become a mainstay in my little bar.

20th January 2018

Smooth taste but not my favotite

Bought the 12 year old a few months ago. Finally got around opening the bottle. Tasted on three separate evenings over the last two weeks. Smooth and very drinkable, but tastes too much like brandy, prefer a more straighforward whiskey taste.

10th January 2018

A great smooth finish

Red Breast is a favorite of mine and goes well with a cigar after a meal. I usually enjoy bourbon, but Red Breast has a special complexity without the harsh edge of say a knob creek. It is as others noted, Red Breast is a lot better than the standard Jameson. I have started sampling it in 2007, but by now it has evolved.

17th December 2017

It's a beaut.

I like this whiskey a whole lot. Smooth and welcoming, the sherry finish is not too potent (thankfully). Complex with a wonderful mouth-feel and finish. I would love to try the other Redbreast maturations; for now I'm happy to sup on this masterful whiskey every holiday season.

11th December 2017


Very smooth. Notes of caramel, honey, berries, and citrus. Redbreast is a master of its craft with the 12 and 15 I love and the 12 cask strength, lustau, and 21 I have yet to try.

8th December 2017

So if you know anyone looking for a gift of whiskey get them the Redbrest and they'll be happy and if you get two bottles just keep one for yourself.

So I found myself in Ireland and went for a little whisky tasting and history at a pub with my brother-in-law. After all the history and such we finally got to the tasting and the Redbrest stood out to us both.

22nd November 2017

Smooth beauty

Nose - Caramel and Floral Vanilla

Palate - soft, Coconut!, cream, caramel, butterscotch, into gentle wood

This is so smooth you do not need to add water. It’s a beautiful dessert of a drink.

27th October 2017

Easy Drinking

It's a smooth easy drinking whiskey, and I'm happy to have added it to my collection for the occasional change from scotch. I've always been a regular Jameson guy in the past when I fancy a bit of Irish, but this is much better, however as it's twice the price I'd expect it to be.

23rd June 2017


Very simply one of the best Irish whiskeys available in Canada. My wife and I recently toured Ireland and sampled what we believed to be some of the best Irish whiskies available ( Green Spot, Connemara, Writers Tears, Lockes, Teeling S Grain...). Red Breast rules right up there. Smooth, complex, delightful.

12th June 2017

great pot still

the best representation of Irish pot still at present ....that and green spot !...... it's changed slightly since the days of Gilbey's being the bonders .However; Jameson's have done it some justice over the years and is a credit to Master blender Billy Leighton who has put his own interpretation on it !.......keep up the good work !....Joxer Catterall.

1st June 2017


smooth as a cheerleaders thigh! better, even, than Middleton master distillers reserve.

17th May 2017


This is smooth & creamy & reminds me of Baileys a bit mmmmm... A bit 1 dimensional IMO if u like ur Scotch. & all that, but you shouldn't be judging Irish Pot Stilled against Single Malt Scotch anyway.
A solid 8/10 in the price bracket.

To say Powers Johns Lane is better is laughable.... Unless u like ur Pot Stilled to taste like a Bourbon that is haha! And it's marketed at the Yankee Tourist to boot, what with all that over the top nostalgia trip stuff on the box & leaflet.

But hey opinion is objective & we all have our own.

13th May 2017

Great with a splash of Oregon McKenzie River H2O

It's a fine Irish Whiskey, but please don't try and describe it like a red wine! that's awfully boorish.

18th April 2017

Simply the breast...

Superb whiskey, a little burn at start just to make you sit up and take notice, before your hit with an nutty sherry hit on the tongue with a sweeter creamy finish, one of the best examples of Irish whiskey available and good value

14th April 2017

Redbreast or Red-throated tit !

My problem with this whiskey was the hype/expectation.

It is a good whiskey, but i'd rather pay an extra £5 for the Powers Johns Lane any day.

13th April 2017

A real nice Irish sipping whiskey.

Scotch and Brandy have been my traditional drinks but picked this one up to celebrate St. Paddy's Day. It comes in with a little burn but quickly mellows down to render a creamy and complex assortment of flavours.

19th March 2017


Smooth, rich and delicious, a great sipping whiskey and a solid example of the widely admired single pot still variety.

18th March 2017

Best around

Excellent drink. Very smooth and easy to sip away on. I am mostly a Speyside Scotch drinker but really love a good Irish. And in my mind this is a GREAT drop........

17th March 2017

Fabulous whiskey. A true sipping whiskey.

I am no expert. I've drink the Irish whiskey commonly available in the states all my life and I prefer Irish Whiskeys to others. Mostly I drink Bushmill Black. I actually found this bottle in my local grocers!! Imagine my surprise at finding a highly rated 12 year old Irish Whiskey that I had read about on this website on the shelf of my local grocer!!! I bought it. I paid quite a bit more than the wonderful sale you are currently sponsoring.. but I would do it again. Everything your reviews say about this whiskey is absolutely true. I am so glad I had this opportunity to bring it home. I will be doing so again.

11th March 2017

I always pick up a bottle at duty free. Worth it. It's great. Very smooth.

It's very smooth.

11th March 2017

Goto Irish Whiskey.

Middletons little brother.
Buttery creamy and smooth! Love Redbreast!

9th March 2017


Excellent .. Im a Jameson drinker I think it does have a slight brandy taste but a great tasting whiskey

27th February 2017


Incredibly creamy and flavorful. I get what everyone is saying about apple, vanilla, caramel, and amaretto...incredible...I love it!

25th February 2017

Add ginger ale.

Didnt do it for me... Spirit on The nose wich made it hard to enjoy neat.

23rd February 2017



22nd February 2017

Great quality

One of the best whiskies I ever had. Very smooth. Love it.

13th February 2017

Smoothest whiskey ever

We have done blind taste tests and have successfully identified Red Breast every time. It is our whiskey of choice and we prefer the 12 year over others. You cannot go wrong adding this as a go to for sipping whiskey.

17th December 2016

Good but not as good as the 15 year old

Whiskey tasting night with the boys. Hazelnut, varnish, caramel, vanilla, nutty overall. Amaretto on the taste on the initial taste then dissipates quickly. Not a bad thing just apparent. Has the 15 which is rounder and longer lasting but this is very good all the same.

11th December 2016

My favorite whiskey of any type

Ever since I first tried this about 10 years ago, it has been my absolute favorite whiskey. I think it's a great value, and a great drink.

15th October 2016


This is where it's at, folks.

15th October 2016

First Timer

Had the fish and chips at a local bar in Old Town Temecula, CA. I started off with a dark stout with delicious coffee notes. I mentioned to the bartender that I drink Jameson and asked what he recommended I try, he told me about Redbreast. Once he told me it was aged 12 years I knew I had to try it. I was expecting a bit of a bitter bite but man this whiskey was as smooth as Michael Jackson doing the moon walk. I was so damn impressed I can't wait to buy my own bottle to add to my personal bar at home. This whiskey is a must have!

18th July 2016

Silky nectar

I drink mostly Scotch but also have ten Bourbons on the go and quite a few Irishmen. For a twelve year old this is absolutely fabulous. I like my whisk(e)y just a little stronger so prefer the 15 year old which is of course richer and a little more mellow. This twelve though is wonderfully smooth in the mouth with absolutely no burn. There is much more than a hint of sherry, I'd say it's quite strongly sherried but with a little nutmeg and clove, some apple and of course a rich malty body. Fantastic value for money.

21st June 2016


This Irish Whiskey is amazing x 100. I have never had anything that really compares in the price range. Nothing.

It is getting harder to find in the Dallas area too.

17th June 2016

Overrated, overpriced

An expensive whiskey is not necessarily a better whiskey. Redbreast 12 yr is not bad per se. It's really okay, but nothing more.

I found that the nose and palate were too alcoholic for a whiskey of 12 years; it felt much younger. The dominant note I got was that of fresh apple peels, both on the nose and palate. But Redbreast 12 yr has an underlying bitterness which, to me, feels "off" in a whiskey.

If I was given a free lifetime supply of Irish whiskey, I'd choose Jameson or Powers Gold Label over Redbreast 12 yr. I find those whiskeys more approchable and better put together.

12th June 2016

The nectar of the gods.

I've been drinking scotch for years. I was given a bottle of this a present and haven't looked back. The 21 year old is special, though all of Redbrests Whiskeys are a delight.

17th May 2016

New to this....

I was not a big whisky fan until I learned the complexity involved in the creation. I've tried numerous top shelf brands and this is without question is one of the best!

27th March 2016

Expected whiskey, but got brandy

Originally wanted to get Scotch, but since it was st. Patrick's day, I decided to get Irish instead. I'm not sure if I just got one from a bad batch, but just like a guy from previous review, all I could taste and smell in this was brandy. Even though it actually wasn't that bad, I'm disappointed since I don't like brandy.

21st March 2016

Not so epic

Clearly aged in Brandy casks, as the overwhelming nose is brandy as is the initial flavour upon tasting. Not much else is evident. With the addition of an ice cube, the liquid becomes syrupy, a slight citrus flavour and the brandy influence remains.
As a lover of single malt scotch this is not encouraging me to check out more Irish.

16th March 2016


Epic. Simples

15th March 2016

Always improving

At first taste this is nothing special but on the later part of the second sip and on to the third and forth sips this has developed into an especially subtle and complex flavour.

25th February 2016

Dr Aida Takla

Amazing aroma taste is gentle and exciting, like nothing I have rated before.
Gets in your system like soothing cream

18th February 2016

The standard

Redbreast 12 has been the standard (more so than even redbreast 15 ans 21) in my opinion for whiskey in general. Smooth, pleasant and lasting.

12th February 2016

One of the lightest smoothest whiskey's I've ever tasted.

One of the lightest smoothest whiskey's I've ever tasted.

18th January 2016

Big fan...

Was given a bottle as a gift last year. Since then have bought several more. The taste and finish are so full, complex and lasting. Love good bourbon and scotch and will pay good money for the best. I'd rather have this than just about anything.

18th January 2016

This was great - A surprise, as good as my single malt Scotch and aged bourbons!

I have never been impressed with Irish Whiskey, but my experience with it was a cheaper popular variety. I was surprised when a friend insisted I share a bottle of Redbreast with him. The taste was captivating - we drinking it with ice - and two of us wound up nearly finishing the bottle! This is as smooth, tasty, and enjoyable as our premium American whiskies (rye and corn), comparable to a quality Scotch, and for my taste, superior taste to any Canadian spirits. I am excited to discover this new option to quality drinking.

21st December 2015

Well Received

After a particularly long week at work, I came home to a Christmas gift of Redbreast 12 from my boss. Smooth and relaxing !!

19th December 2015


Smooth as silk! Wonderful on ice. Just sip slowly and enjoy the flavor.

25th November 2015


Simply the best!I use it for my desert. It never fails my palate.

14th November 2015

Lovely, beautiful, amazing stuff!

The first thing I notice upon opening a new bottle is some very attractive menthol notes on the nose: predominantly wintergreen, créme de menthe, peppermint...spearmint plays hide and seek. Additionally, I find nutmeg, and something reminiscent of Andes mints...vanilla, fresh apples, a touch of lemon zest. County fair cotton candy, and honey buttered cinnamon sprinkled fried bread are unique, delightful undertones. Unfortunately, the caramel colouring is noticeable, and is the only thing I don't like about it-- but it's forgivable. Palate (entry) is minty, spicy, creamy, and chocolatey. The middle brings mandarin orange, Thai peanut sauce, and flan. There is a slight salty coastal note, and the unmalted barley is pasty and delicious. The finish is of bread pudding, green grapes, a variety of organic apples with skins in tact...slight hints of Siamese plum sauce, sweet and also vegetal chilies. Once again, I taste the caramel colouring, but this is such a unique and lovely whiskey, it is easily forgivable and really doesn't do much to detract from such a memorable and well rounded pour. Remarkable complexity with a medium body, a very unique and attractive main profile, and plenty of surprises to those who enjoy searching for them. The mouthful is both oily, juicy, jammy, creamy but overall is oaky, sticky, resinous and somewhat drying. I love the copper imarts, and superb balance, and the very unique character of this Irish giant. It is a big whiskey for Irish liquid, but in general is medium bodied-- yet jam packed with flavor. I've only just opened this bottle and no doubt it will further develop and blossom, (I usually don't give a review until I've gone through at least one bottle)-- but this has all the hallmarks of outstanding development over time after opening (bottle breathing, ie; desirable oxydization development) ...I am confident in recommending this one to anyone who's not put off by minty whiskies. I find them to be a rare treat. More herbaceous notes are already developing in my glass: yarrow, catnip tea (a member of the mint family), black liquorice and chicory root. EXTREMELY LONG FINISH!

12th September 2015

Redbreast 12 and Redbreast 12 new cask strength

I had this idea I could not wait to get this new cask strength finest whiskey in the world.I was able to get a sample taste from a friend in
Texas USA I live in Missouri USA well to my surprise I could not drink it neat.So I am glad I did not buy a bottle as the Redbreast 12 is in my
opinion (as I only sip Irish whiskey neat and NO other)Redbreast 12 is still the finest pot still distilled spirits in the world along with maybe 2 or 3 others.For me its all about the used casks that it or any world class whiskey is finished in and of course it personal taste.Now that I have found your website I can buy direct from you Fedx and UPS come right to my front door.

23rd July 2015

Redbreast 12 year old

The best whiskey. As it is no longer available in Manitoba , Canada, and my stocks are limited, And being an avid Arsenal fan, I only get to drink it to celebrate an Arsenal victory. A conundrum as I hope they win but it means that my supply is being diminished. I hope they win in order to indulge this fantastic taste. I have converted a few die hard Scotch drinkers to this smoother and tastier whiskey !

23rd July 2015

do enjoy a good glass of Redbreast

Bought in Sweden, drank it in Ireland the first time. Love it.

10th June 2015

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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