Julie Sheppard (Decanter): "With its long history, Redbreat is one of the very best examples of the Irish pot still style. Made from malted and unmalted barley, the 12 Year Old is matured in a combination of bourbon and oloroso Sherry casks, creating harmonious fruity, spicy and toasty aromas. Rounded dried fruit notes - sultanas, raisins and a touch of dried banana - alongside warm baking spices, dried citrus peel and marzipan nuttiness, with a lingering spicy finish. (Apr 2022)"
Medium amber hue; some sediment spotted. The initial couple of sniffings within three minutes of the pour reveal dry to off-dry scents of butterscotch, maple, and oak; additional time in the glass allows for more and deeper aromas to emerge, most prominent are peanut butter, road tar, beans (as in, legumes) and dry breakfast cereal; a complete, complex bouquet that keeps unfolding with aeration. The palate entry tastes are full-bodied and significantly sweeter and oilier than the aroma; the midpalate stage displays a beany, oily, buttered popcorn flavor profile that's really delicious and robust. The aftertaste is long, warming, and oily, with a trace of sweet oak. Something of a cult legend in Ireland; a dandy example of pure pot still whiskey. Highly Recommended!