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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

Not a big Irish whiskey drinker, but is one of the best I have had, and would buy again!

Redbreast 12-Year-Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey - (On the Nose) Reminds me of Advocaat slightly with the nutmeg, Liquorice, spice, toffee, vanilla, caramel, dried fruits, citrus, honey, biscuit, sherry, butterscotch. (Palate) typical Irish whiskey, spice, almond, sweet, smooth, citrus notes, dried fruits, sherry, honey, cinnamon, maybe slight woody note, sweet

18th February 2021

A great Irish Whiskey

Love it, this is my go - to Whiskey. Even though I managed to acquire a 2020 very rare Midleton last year the Redbreast 12 is still top of the list.
Taste is Spicy and fruity and it's definitely worth rolling over a few times in your mouth in order to savour the flavour. Lovely creamy finish too with no harshness at all.

17th February 2021

Amazing

A very special friend bought a bottle for me this Christmas....I was very very impressed by the amazing flavours and smoothness of redbreast. I know that everyone is entitled to their opinions but 3 stars and comparing this drink to a cognac is a bit of an insult to be quite frank. Loved it and will be getting myself a bottle ASAP. Thanks for a great product.

6th January 2021

IMPRESSED

I enjoyed this immensely .. a change from my usual .... very fruity and spicy ... an absolute delight 💯

5th January 2021

Fantastic

Varying my whiskey tasting I luckily came across this gem. Very smooth

19th December 2020

My first Irish pot still

Usually I stick to Scottish single malts but now and again I venture further afield to try something different - on this occasion, Redbreast 12. I read the many reviews and thought it would be a safe bet for my first pot still dram - and so it proved to be. I do enjoy a pint of a certain dark stout from the same country so I thought it would be a pleasant pairing. It was. I found all the various tasting notes available to be pretty spot-on so no point in repeating everything here but I did think it was better without any water added, probably because it's only 40% and I'm more used to Scottish malts at 46% and upwards. Still, (no pun intended) a most pleasant change.

3rd December 2020

Is that it?

Well, I don't know what to say.. I bought this after hours of reviews. And I am fairly disapointed, but maybe I was expecting more.. thank gosh my Bunna 18 is on its way, lol.

RB 12 is highly rated and considered to be one of the best 'all arounder', well.. I found JW Black to better, but perhaps my RB is coming from a bad cask. (It's a big statement for a 12 yr old whisky btw)

The mouthfeel is not oily as they say, I wasn't expecting it to be either because it is chill filtered. The palate itself is not interesting either, TWE say it's full bodied with 4/5 in richness. My palate is lacking these numbers and I find harsh note in it.

I just hope that I had a bad batch / bottle / cask or what ever you want to call it.

Anyways, cheers from Iceland.

2nd December 2020

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

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