Redbreast 12 Year Old

Mellow, Sweet Fruity
2022-11-13
The Readbreast 12 from the Midleton distillery in County Cork in Ireland is a single pot still. This means that not only malted but also a proportion of unmalted barley is used in the mash. Malting barley produces enzymes that enable the yeast cultures to convert sugar into alcohol.
Redbreast 12 Year Old
Redbreast 12 Year Old (Image Source: The Whisky Exchange)

See

Like all the other whiskeys in the Redbreast series, the 12 year old was also triple distilled in copper stills. The Single Pot Still was matured in Spanish sherry casks and American bourbon barrels.

Smell

After a very fruity-mild opening, spicy-rich aromas push to the fore. Ripe pears and semolina pudding with marzipan can be noticed in the Redbreast. The sherry influence is embodied by freshly baked plum cake with crumble.

Taste

The 12 year old comes across as soft as butter. Still spicy and fruity, a slight note of fruit wine resonates. Roasted aromas and dried berries are clearly to be found in the background. In the middle part there are cereal notes, which in combination with the dried berries make us think of crunchy muesli.

Finish

Long-lasting, intense with strong oak spice on the palate, the Irish whiskey lingers.

Conclusion

The Redbreast 12 years is a must-have for every drink cabinet. A wonderfully round composition of fruity and spicy aromas convinces both in the nose and on the palate. Especially for a non-peated Whiskey, the Irish Whiskey knows how to impress with an exciting, long-lasting finish. Suitable for beginners, advanced connoisseurs can also let their imagination run wild.

84/100 - Excellent
(Marcel: 85 | Sascha: 83)

Value for Money: Very Good

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