Produced in The Midleton distilleries situated in Midleton, Cork County, this is a "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 are generally distilled three times.
Redbreast is one of the few single pot still Whiskeys produced today and is the only one with an age statement. 15 Year Old is matured in a combination of American Bourbon Whiskey barrels and Spanish Oloroso Sherry casks.
SmartAss Corner: Jim Murray: "… one of the finest expressions of Whiskey making in Ireland — a true collector's item."
One of my favorites. A very smooth and well balanced whiskey.
very smooth ! great after taste
N: Some of same nutty, chocolate, and dark fruit I remember from the 12, but additionally there is a treble note of mineral tang there too.
P: the app review is right that there is a more pronouncing wood influence on this one. Some cherries and cranberry, slightly herbal, certainly not as rounded as I remember the 12. In spite of the age, this is a "spikier" whiskey than its younger brother, even with a few drops of water.
F: Long and warming, some bitterness like root vegetable or dark cocoa. Wood notes and hint of citrus lingers.
This is hardly a bad whiskey, but both from a value standpoint and my overall enjoyment, I do prefer the 12 and Lustau expressions more.
Another special occasion over rocks whiskey
Excellent as always from Midelton RB 15. Lovely sipping whiskey for these long COVID winter nights.
I’ve always been a scotch and bourbon guy but wanted to give an Irish whiskey a try. Happy with this as my first choice. Friends tell me I should give Tullamore DEW a go - so I may have to do a little tasting to compare Redbreast 15 and Tullamore DEW 12
Marvelous. Simply marvelous. As smooth and complex as it gets.
Best of best
my favorite, every day drinker. I might be partial since this is the one that really got me into whiskey in general but its always my solid go-to
Rich flavor for a relative low-proof, the oil content is just right, long sweet finish.
Hearty nose. Full flavor. Body still light. Warking finish.
This is not a bottle I will buy again. I found it to be inferior in every way to all of the other redbreast iterations. Not bad by any means, but just do yourself a favor and get the 12.
A great go to Whiskey...the 12 is fine but the 15 much smoother!
Not much flavor, but not bad tasting
Lots of fire
Price point is a bit high for what it is
Not too sweet, good malt
Will warm you up
Don’t even know where to start: extremely smooth. I totally get the maple and wood. It goes down so easily that it is hard to keep it in my mouth long enough to get all of the flavors
Nice on the nose, and smooth. Maple with a bit of bite. Definitely worth the price.
Berry toffee aroma with tangy notes and spicy & pepper undertones. Crisp followed with mild sweet finish. Beautiful experience.
Whenever ordering a dram of any Redbreast, you know you're bound to get a quality whisky.
One of my favorites. Caramel and red fruit
Like this one very much, best redbreast I’ve had
A solid whiskey. Lots of maple syrup on the nose with a some vanilla notes as well. Oak and spice on the palate. Oily finish.
Truly a great whiskey!
Right on the border of pricey and great
Smooth but a little lacking in flavor, liked Yellow Spot a lot more
Aroma is very nice on this one, citrus, fruit, some honey as well. Taste has some pepper and other spices coming in, along with some fruit and wood. I could drink this one all night - really enjoyable, and it's quite a bit different than the Redbreast 12 Year Cask Strength. I wouldn't say the 15 Year is better than the 12 Year Cask - but it's really close.
Even more smooth than the 12 year old
Fairly smooth, not as complex as some
Very very smooth
its a little harsh, compared to the 12 year. For the price I would just stick with the 12 year which I find smoother with better flavor.
Didn’t like as much as expected.
Absolutely the best Irish I've tasted. Very full and complex on the nose and taste.
Not as sweet as you would expect, get the Carmel Apple on the nose with a little cereal, then sip into a lightly sugared shortbread cookie that finishes with spice and green apple.
A great all round whiskey.
I am a big fan of RB12, so this is similar but is 46% as apposed to 40%. And obviously another 3 years in the wood.
Easy to drink neat.
Add some water to unlock some more flavor.
Every collection needs a bottle of redbreast.
Incredible nutty flavor and very smooth. Worth the price for sure.
Irish whiskeys always seem approachable, friendly, nice. I appreciate the oily mouth feel. Noticeable bourbon barrel influence. Nice dram.
An absolute delight and so smooth. At first trying Redbreast 12 I thought that was the best Irish Whiskey ever. Then I had the 15. Not only was I amazed at what 3 years could do...but I swore I would never waste my time on that 12 year trash again. Wow. I simply love this as my favorite overall whiskey.
What a fairly complex yet simple Whisky this is! You can literally taste each ingredient every step of the way. I could post my full tasting notes but would nearly mimic what’s already been stated. I will say, I got chocolate on the nose and on the finish which I though was intriguing... Well done with the 15 Year Redbreast!
Very nice to sit at a slow fire and enjoy neat, one of the few whiskies I have tried that didn't improve with a few drops of water, nice bite with a malty finish!
Pretty good but prefer 12yo.
Great flavor and finish.
This is an outstanding tasting whiskey with a smooth buttery finish .
Only irish ive had better is yellow spot
Smooth and elegant, butterscotch and vanilla notes
An extra 3 years turns something very special into something that is still very special
Extremely smooth and it went down so easy. I truly enjoyed this whiskey, with or without some ice.
Full flavor, smooth and sweet
Better than the 12 year. Smooth and sweet.
very smooth when conpared to the 12 year old version. By far my favorite Irish whisky.
A wonderful gift for anyone wanting to up their game a bit. I will never turn down a glass of Redbreast.
Had the pleasure of tasting this during a Whiskey Wednesday. This was incredibly delicious. Smooth, full of flavor, and easy to drink.
One of my favorites. A bit sweeter, very smooth.
Smooth drinkability. Delicious neat or with a rock
Used to partake regularly 30 years ago when it stocked at a local Irish hostelry - top draw.
A fan-f'ing-tastic Irish dream
Мощный, напористый, богатый вкус, запах и послевкусие. Очень понравился.
Powerful representations of the flavor spiral. Not an easy sip but great aftertaste.
Good but not great
Smooth full flavor
Definitely more refined than the 12 year but not so much to make the premium price worth it. If you insist on paying a premium try the cask strength 12 year or 21 yr at a super premium. Readbreast is my go to whiskey and I always have each of their offerings on hand.