Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (9 ratings)

alc./vol: 40%

Proof: 80°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 12 years

Product of: Product of Ireland (Eire) Ireland (Eire)

Redbreast is single pot still Irish whiskey distilled from malted and unmalted barley in copper pot stills and matured for a minimum of 12 years in a combination of first-fill American oak ex-bourbon barrels and some Spanish oak oloroso sherry seasoned casks.

The Redbreast brand was first launched in 1939 as the brand name given to the pot still whiskey supplied by Jameson to whiskey bonders before bottling at the distillery became the norm in 1968. Stocks of whiskey in bonded stores petered out, but Redbreast 12-Year-Old was re-launched by the distillery in the 1990s as what is now termed a single pot still whiskey.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 26/09/2013


Clear, burnished gold.


Bourbon/rye whiskey-like nose with fruit cake, vanilla fudge and toffee-apple.


Nutty, light pot still. Vanilla, corn/bourbon, caramel/toffee sweetness, roasted brazil nuts, dried fruit and red apple with liquorice and mild cinnamon/cracked black pepper spice.


Ginger bread, cinnamon/cracked black pepper spice. Fades with fino sherry and toasted currants.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 8437011284006
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Natural cork stopper

More about Redbreast 12 Year Old

Produced by: Midleton Distillery
Owned by: Pernod Ricard Group
UK distribution by: Pernod Ricard UK