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Redbreast 12 Year Old

Fruit Basket

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

15th Mar 2010

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I purchased this bottle during a dinner at my local whisky restaurant. I love Irish dram!

The nose is a true fruit basket: a mixture of pear, banana and apricots, suffused with honey and an overdose of vanilla. You can even taste a little crispy read pepper in the background.

The body is oily and the whisky remains very fruity on the palate, primarily apricots and a little bit of coconut.

The finish is somewhat spicy, but the pears and honey dominate, accompanied by some nutmeg.

Very good whisky, indeed, and I hear the 15 Year Old is even better. Can’t wait!

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5 comments

@GregLogan
GregLogan commented

The quantitative judgement seems definitely understated relative to the qualitative discussion.... Maybe there is something I am missing?

8 years ago 0

@Jonesz
Jonesz commented

Just wondering. You posted a score here of 71, but when another re viewer rated it a 78 you say that you would have rated this dram higher? Even this review gives me the suggestion that you like this dram much more than a 71 rating would indicate. I personally think this whiskey is closer to the average score of 85. Just wondering. I do enjoy your reviews and Utube videos. Jonesz

7 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

Hi Jonesz, you are referring to a tasting note by WhiskyNotes, which I commented on in 2009, while this review I wrote myself was done 6 months afterwards. Could be either batch variation or a type. I honestly cannot remember (it was over three years ago). I will have a Redbreast Youtube video soon for this one, so we will find out soon enough :-)

7 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

Re-reading this review, I tend to believe it must have read 81 and thus be a typo.

7 years ago 0

@Jonesz
Jonesz commented

Cool Mark, I look forward to your Youtube review. Thanx Jonesz

7 years ago 0

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