The Midleton distilleries situated in Midleton, Cork County, Ireland, produces pure pot still Whiskey or single pot still as it's now officially known. It is made in a different way than single malt because the mash is made from both malted and un-malted green barley. The enzymes in the malted barley stimulate the production of malt in the un-malted barley. Also, single malt Whiskeys are generally distilled twice, whereas single pot still Whiskeys more often than not distilled three times.
Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey 12YO is one of two Whiskeys on the market that are 100% single pot still Irish Whiskeys. It’s this—the process of making Whiskey in a copper pot still—from both malted and unmalted barley, that makes this Redbreast unique. Moreover, no grain Whiskey is added to the 12 Year old. It’s highly regarded as one of the best (if not the best) Irish Whiskeys, by notable critics and laymen alike.
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Sweet smell of grass and wood and maybe a little honey…taste includes a bit of spice, some sherry notes, a touch of ginger...maybe toffee? Great mouthfeel…a little buttery. Smooth. Outstanding.
Great though I at first thought I had a moldy cork! 😂
Warm rich pot still malty goodness followed by notes of fruit, honey, vanilla, spice and citrus with a nutty undertone that ties everything together.
Excellent flavor. Always a good one to unwind with after a successful day
1st bottle was a gift. The second, was selfishly hoarded!
Love this one neat. Smooth and buttery and very mildly sweet.
A bit on the expensive side for what I like to pay for Irish whiskey, but this one is worth it. Worth a permanent spot on your shelf, but I haven't tried the 15 to compare it against.
So smooth buttery mouth feel. Touch of bread sweetness with hints of dark fruits. Wanting to try cask strength.
Smooth, cherry nose. Solid drink.
The old standby. I recommend having a spare bottle on hand. Just a great value and a great whiskey.
Very smooth, perfect taste all around
The nose definitely leads with vanilla but is pretty complex on the tongue. Pretty sweet but has a nice spicy element, but not so much as to make it difficult to drink. 8/10
Nose: cherries, apples, sherry
Taste: sweet, sherry, toffee, medium finish
Best Irish Whiskey I own
Hands down my favorite Irish and a staple in my home bar. Beautiful example of Irish whiskey at its best.
Tastes like cookies.
One of my all time favorites! It is hard to beat Redbreast 12!
The smoothest Irish whiskey I’ve ever tasted. It will be the top shelf Irish whiskey in my bar.
Enjoyable smooth. While picking up on the vanilla & spice, I noticed no apple. I'm hoping if I purchase the cash strength there'll be a stronger apple presence.
Exceptional. Very enjoyable.
One of the most amazing Irish Whiskys I have ever tried. Incredibly smooth with heavy notes of Vanilla, apple, and Caramel. A finish with spicy notes with slight hints of sherry. Incredible.
Smooth and creamy, with vanilla on the nose and apple on the palate.
Best Irish whiskey I've tried so far
Although I normally prefer Scotch to Irish Whiskey, I enjoyed this one almost as much as some of my favorite Scotches!
A reliable smooth and flavorful favorite. Lots of vanilla and a big of spice and fruit.
A beautiful whiskey unlike any other.
Smooth. Complex, but so, so smooth. One of my favorite Irish whiskeys.
Started to like this more as my taste buds matured past Greenspot
Most reliably delicious Irish I've ever had. Notes of vanilla, sherry, cherries, sweet finish. Best lightly diluted with distilled or filtered water.
One of the best Irish whiskies in the world. I prefer the 12 to the older versions. My only issue is the price. There are several bourbons I enjoy just as much for far less money.
Spicy and complex, pleasant long-lasting Sherry finish
Excellent. Not perfect, but getting there. Lightly sweet on the front and back end. Not much burn.
Exceptionally smooth and drinkable but lacking a punch.
K last, 👌🏼
I liked this one, definitely one I'll keep!
Love the taste! This Whiskey changed and opened my eyes to the Whiskey world. A definite go to in any bar.
This Irish whiskey should be a staple in every ones collection of fine spirits.
This has become my go to favorite. The aroma alone just makes me all warm and fuzzy. Great mouth feel and almost no burn. Makes everything else seem like rotgut.
This one of my flavorite just started this Irish whiskey ride. It’s very smooth with just the right amount of spice.
Very drinkable neat, with a splash of water, and over ice.
Sweet Red Apple. This might be my go to Whiskey!
Not bad but the spice overwhelmed most of the other flavors
Love it--very smooth and flavorful. Still learning.
I'm just a neophyte in the drinking of Whisky, but Redbreast 12 is by far one of the best Irish Whiskeys I've tasted, very smooth, and not too overwhelming on the palate. A comfortable whiskey to be sure, not too fierce, and (in my opinion) a clean finish.
The more I drank it the more I liked it. Very enjoyable.
Very yummy ! This whiskey is full wonderful flavors. Definitely my favorite so far.
This is my desert island whiskey. So smooth, and complex. Wonderful spices, caramel and honey, but none over power the other. I could drink this any day, any time. Probably my favorite all-around whiskey.
Very easy to drink...not sure what else to say about it.
The only Irish whiskey I like so far.
An absolute delight, from the rich,sweet, honeyed creaminess in the nose, to the smooth sherried fruity mouthfeel, to the warm finish. There'll always be a bottle of this on my shelf.
It’s very good, but not for the faint of heart.
A very nice example of Irish Whisky. Smooth. Maybe too smooth? Could use a little further aging. I have had the 15 year and the Lustau and both of them are more enjoyable.
The smoothest Irish whiskey I own. It will forever be a keystone of my bar.
Found this gem in Vegas 2014
I'm not a fancy word guy. This is a fantastic and smooth pour. Definitely a keeper.
This is usually a special treat. Love it!
I liked it. Lives up to its reputation of smootheness and an easy inexpensive daily
Smooth, warm, a whiskey I’d drink neat when I prefer to mix. Definitely not an every day whiskey and only in the right company. This is top shelf hide from your friends (unless they’re discerning whisky drinkers). Sip and enjoy!
Surprisingly smooth with a strong fruit taste with a pleasant finish. Great!
The smoothness of Redbreast is unparalleled! Neat or on the rocks is spectacular! This is single malt scotch to be enjoyed around friends in the kitchen or around a fire-pit! I have introduced several friends to Redbreast and they continually thank me for introducing them to this great scotch! This will always be my go to!
Wonderfully smooth to drink with a creamy feel. Subtle flavors of sherry with a bit of nuttiness and malt - as relaxing as whiskey gets.
Solid Irish Whiskey. Didn’t get much complexity from it but that’s expected from an Irish Whiskey.
Strong smell of cherry. Initial fruity taste followed by an oaky finish which pleasently lingers for a while. Very smooth and enjoyable whiskey.
Very smooth, great taste. Very nice.
Nice! Very smooth.
This is my favorit irish whiskey at the moment. Love the long warm finish.
Easy to drink. Hints of nuts and caramel. I enjoyed it.
Easy drinking. Don't do with ice. Already little too sweet.
I like it if nothing else because it comes from my ancestor beginnings. Also because of its smooth finish and tip of the tongue flavor!
Very enjoyable! More but than expected, but the finish is smooth.
Pricey but worth it. Smooooooth
Very smooth with a great flavor. Best for the cost that I've had so far.
Sweet with a nice spice on the finish. Love the whiskey
Sweetness, great after taste! Really surprised about this whisky!!!! Love it!!!!!
Nutty, extremely smooth, short finish. Mellow flavors. Not excessively sweet
Phenomenal Irish Whiskey. Everyone needs a bottle on their shelf!
A bit of ice to open it up perfect.
Delicate malt flavor with subtle spices that round out the flavor. I wish it might linger in the mouth a bit more however.
Flavorful, complex and smooth. Great Irish Whiskey.
Ridiculously worth it.
great whiskey, would buy again
This is a great whiskey to warm you up without the burn. Feel the warmth as it spreads on you pallet and down to your stomach. Recommended!
Great whisky, must try and always good
sweet & mellow, great finish
Nice finish. Silky feel
The best of Ireland!
Nose is deceptively subtle. Unbelievably complex blend of citrus, bitter honey and green fruits. Smoother finish than most scotches I've had.
Great Irish Whiskey to add to your bar. One to serve to those who haven't tried it before.
I'm typically a scotch drinker but this stuff is amazing. The finish is ridiculously smooth and full of flavor. I recommend chilling it with whisky stones or a tiny bit of ice (takes the alcohol taste severity down a few notches so you can enjoy the other favors). If you can take the heat, this is great neat (did not mean to rhyme). I will be keeping this in stock in my bar from this day forward.
Oily, vanilla with smoky touches. Great in a legitimate Irish Coffee if you dare.