apple
spicy
caramel
buttery vanilla
pear
cinnamon
toasted oak
mint
butter
Spiral Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength

Redbreast
12 Year Old Cask Strength
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Honey gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Malt, ripe pear, baking spices, and fresh-baked scones

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rich with buttery baked pears, cinnamon spice apple cobbler, and a light oakiness

Finish
Smooth and coating
Price:
$62.99
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Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength is adored for its apple, spicy, caramel and buttery vanilla flavor notes.

This Irish Whiskey is carefully distilled at Midleton distillery, Ireland.

Based on 295 votes, the average rating for Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength is 8.6/10.

Top reviews for Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength:

— Delightful cask strength whiskey. Takes everything in the classic Redbreast 12 and turns the volume up. Still incredibly drinkable. New favorite in the Irish category for me.

— Fantastic.... enough said. Extremely smooth yet complex. Perfect blueprint for the perfect whiskey. Paired great with Peaky Blinders!

— Just plain excellent! Treat yourself to this gem
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
  • Region
    Ireland
  • Country
    Ireland
  • Alcohol
    58.6%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    12 Year Old

Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength

(0.75l, 58.6%)


8.6/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength
JOHN
JOHN,
Very tasty. First few sips are strong but flavorful. A couple of ice chips mellow it out and opens it up. More complex then the 12 year.
 
John
John,
This has become my ABSOLUTE favorite!
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Delightful cask strength whiskey. Takes everything in the classic Redbreast 12 and turns the volume up. Still incredibly drinkable. New favorite in the Irish category for me.
 
guest
guest,
Fantastic.... enough said. Extremely smooth yet complex. Perfect blueprint for the perfect whiskey. Paired great with Peaky Blinders!
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Just plain excellent! Treat yourself to this gem
 
Todd
Todd,
The Cask Strength Edition is more interesting than Redbreast 12 Year - good flavor, and you can choose just how strong you want it to be by adding water/ice as needed. Straight you want to take small sips to be sure - but there is some nice spice, sweet, body, and richness. There is the cask strength burn though. Adding a splash of water does mellow things out a bit but does also bring out the spice to the front. Overall very good - I would want this as a permanent fixture on the liquor shelf.
 
Scott
Scott,
Love the subtle smoothness
 
Patrick
Patrick,
An incredibly smooth whiskey.
 
Bradley
Bradley,
Amazing
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Irish to the core. Next to greenspot this is an instant favorite in the Irish, unmalted flavor profile.
 
Michael
Michael,
A wonderful member of the RedBreast family.
 
Norman
Norman,
Wow this is very good! I lean toward higher proof whiskey and this fits the bill. Turn them flavors up!
 
Nick
Nick,
Love this bottle. Red Breast amped up can't go wrong!
 
Erik
Erik,
My favorite whiskey at the moment. Butter, vanilla, cinnamon. Basically the 12 but all the flavors turned waaaayyy up.
 
Michael
Michael,
Pure Pot Still perfection! Very similar to the live draw casks I’ve had the pleasure of tasting on tours in Bow St. and Midleton! Lovely! 🥰
 
Darin
Darin,
Damn good.
 
Vincent
Vincent,
Best Irish whiskey I've had to date. Lots of buttery baked goodness and a wonderfully rich mouthfeel, this packs in a lot of flavor. I'm now a full fledged member of Cult Redbreast.
 
Phil
Phil,
Great whiskey! Actually purchased this a few years back in Dublin and finally opened it. Very smooth, sweet buttery vanilla notes. Great when served neat, but a bit of water (or ice cube) brings out the fruity aromas and caramel.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Absolutely love this, I prefer scotch and bourbon but this might have been my favorite whisk(e)y I’ve had. Super flavorful, lingering sweet toffee, good mouthfeel, smooth with a bite at the end. Will def keep in stock
 
Doug
Doug,
Just exceptional. Pear is dominant on the nose. Buttery with citrus and oak.
 
Chris
Chris,
Simply incredible. Sweet vanilla and maple meet cinnamon in a long, smooth, inspired finish. One of my favorites.
 
Eddy
Eddy,
My favorite bottle. Smooth as French silk.
 
David
David,
Light and creamy. Very approachable.
 
Zane
Zane,
Brings a year to your eyes. In the best way possible. Truly exceptional.
 
Seth
Seth,
A favorite.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
7 stars neat, 8 or 9 stars with 1 rock(ice) in it. flavor totally changes with a little dilution. Opens up into a different spirit.
 
AJ
AJ,
Unbelievable smell, taste, and finish. One of the best cask strength whiskeys you can find. It is so smooth you find it hard to believe it has a higher alcohol content.
 
Marcus
Marcus,
Delicious
 
guest
guest,
Good
 
Maibelline
Maibelline,
Yum
 
Alexandra
Alexandra,
When I first opened the bottle, I just sat and smelled it for a long long time. And then, I tasted it and loved it soooo much. An actual and sentimental fav.
 
Dave
Dave,
One of the best Irish Whiskeys I've had
 
Jason
Jason,
Incredible. Notes of vanilla, sherry, cherries. Best lightly diluted with distilled or filtered water.
 
Jared
Jared,
This is a truly remarkable whiskey. As a bourbon guy at heart, I wanted to dip into Irish whiskey, and decided why not get the cask strength version off the start. Absolutely thrilled that I spent the money on this. Some reviews are describing it as hot (which is fair as a cask strength), but compared to other similar proof bourbons, like stagg jr and eh taylor small batch which I have stocked at home, this is unbelievably smooth. The finish is probably my favorite out of all of my bottles I currently have. While I get a lot of caramel up front with a bit of spice, the finish is nothing but buttery, vanilla glorious-ness. Even after the heat fades away, I am left with a buttery coating that I personally love. The only reason this isn't getting a 10 from me is that I still prefer the overall package of bourbon, but this will certainly have a permanent spot on my shelf going forward.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
I "discovered" this many years ago at a store in Dublin. The shop keeper told me this was the one to get. It has been my favorite ever since.
 
Matt
Matt,
This is the real deal.... No more of that popular name brand Irish whiskey for this family...
 
guest
guest,
Very smooth, definitely something that I would keep in my cabinet for regular drinking
 
Lorenzo
Lorenzo,
I love this Irish! Sweet, smooth with plenty of kick. Definitely one of my favs!
 
Mark
Mark,
I generally prefer the Red Breast 15 to the 12 but I have to say that this cask strength variety is really amazing. As good as the 15 year.
 
john
john,
Love it.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Very enjoyable, the buttery richness of it makes it one of my go to whiskeys to pair with a steak.
 
michael
michael,
One of my Favorite. love the taste.
 
Karl
Karl,
Tasting notes are spot on, except "cinnamon apple cobbler" sets you up for a let-down. Hit reset and enjoy the oh-so subtle oak. Not the usual vanilla.
 
Don
Don,
Since they didn't offer Tullamore DEW as one of the "only bottle"options, I chose this.
 
Terrell
Terrell,
Loved it slight hint of oak very smooth and no lingering of harsh after taste
 
Megan
Megan,
My favorite!
 
Michael
Michael,
Love this whiskey
 
Jimi
Jimi,
One of my favorites. Smooth. Reminds me of simpler times when I was unemployed but life was still good.
 
Joe
Joe,
I have been a long time Irish Whiskey drinker, I have tried all the favorites. This one is hands down, the best I have tried. very smooth finish. My goto is Jameson typically but once you try this it will be hard to pour anything else.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
This is a really great cask whiskey. It is quite hot, but I like that in a whiskey. The whiskey is mellow, and smooth, which goes surprisingly well with its striking flavors, although not bold, and heat. I would get a bottle of this again.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
All five guys that tried this thought it was a TEN! Nice and spicy but finished smooth, the mouthfeel was sensational, the flavors lingered.
 
Jon
Jon,
Worth every penny.
 
guest
guest,
I switched from Jameson to Tullamore Dew because it was smoother. Apparently I had no idea what smooth was until I decided to give Redbreast a try. I am now a believer.
 
guest
guest,
Wonderful whiskey.
 
guest
guest,
Great whiskey
 
Bill
Bill,
Very good whiskey. This has been my favorite so far!
 
guest
guest,
This is good, a bit too strong for me
 
John
John,
This is the best thing I've discovered so far on Flaviar.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Solid everyday
 
Gary
Gary,
Great
 
Michael
Michael,
I haven't tasted this in almost a decade and the impression is still firm in my mind. One of the best Irish whiskey's I've ever had.
 
James
James,
One of the bests. Smooth from start to finish. This is a great sipping whiskey.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Absolutely fantastic. Probably the best Irish whiskey I've had.
 
guest
guest,
I think I'd like to try a sip or two.
 
guest
guest,
I have been sipping Redbreast for a couple of years and find the plain 12 year to be quite excellent. I don't find the 12 year cask strength or 15 year to have significantly more pleasant taste. On a recent trip to Ireland I found it interesting that many of the bar tenders said they would recommend it over several other brands. But it always comes down to personal taste. But as the reviewer said there are a number of excellent Irish single malts out there. Teeling, Green Spot, Yellow Spot, Tyrconnel to name a few.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth and wonderful. Best Irish I have tasted. Can't afford not to have it in the cabinet.
 
guest
guest,
I love Redbreast, so, so, so wish I could afford it!!!!!
 
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