Redbreast 15 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (750ml)

SKU #1054691 92 points Whisky Advocate

Outer quote mark Redbreast 12 year old is a classic pure pot still Irish whiskey; where can you go from there? This new 15 year old expression is more muscular (bottling at 46% and not chill filtering certainly helps), but there are trade-offs. It’s a bit closed on the nose (like a great Bordeaux wine that’s too young). I do enjoy the silky/oily texture, the bold resinous oak spice grip on the finish, and the rich nutty toffee, fig, black raspberry, chocolaty, chewy nougat throughout the palate. (JH, Winter 2010) Inner quote mark

91 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Made with a combination of malted and unmalted barley, this 15-year-old builds on the beautiful flavors of the 12-year-old version, adding big, mouth-filling caramel tones, a spicy finish and a velvety feel. It’s also higher proof than the 12-year-old and needs some dilution to help cool it down. (KN) Inner quote mark (3/2012)

K&L Notes

Redbreast is the quintessential Irish single pot still whiskey. If you're not familiar with single pot still whiskey, - it's actually a category unto itself like single salt or blended whiskey. It's made from malted and unmalted barley mashed and distilled together on a pot still. It is a more robust and complex spirit than Irish grain or single malt alone and Redbreast is arguably the pinnacle of the genre. While the 12 year might be the most classic Irish whiskey ever produced, the 15 year steps everything up a notch. It's bottled at 46% ABV and nonchillfiltered giving it a bigger presence and rich, oily texture. The nose is a complex set of berry fruit, sweet wood, toasted spices. These flavors carry onto the palate in a big way and coat your mouth. The finish is long and clean and sweet. If you're looking to explore the heights of Irish whiskey - Redbreast 15 is the best way to do it without breaking the bank.

Share |
Price: $139.99

Real Time Inventory by location:

The item you have chosen is in stock, and has inventory in at least one of our retail stores. Below is the current quantity on hand information for this product within our database. It is never more than five minutes old. Additionally, our shopping cart looks at real time inventory so when you add an item to you cart we will do an immediate check of available inventory and alert you if there are any issues.

Location Qty
Redwood City: 2
San Francisco: 2
Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup. For a detailed explanation click here.

Related Items

Loading recommendations

Product Reviews:

By: Andrew Whiteley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/20/2022 | Send Email
Irish whiskey has no shortage of new entrants these days, but like many things in the liquor world, it is those who have been doing things the same way for decades that have the finest to offer. Such is the case with Redbreast. It would be easy to argue that there is no finer lineup of quintessential Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey than the tremendous Redbreast line. The 12 year should be a staple in any good bar. The 15 year remains an accessible luxury for many and hints at the greatness to come for those who have their eye on the 21 year or even the 27. If you want something truly special without breaking the bank - the 15 is the place to be. Let's examine the whiskey: Burnished amber in color. The nose is extraordinary. It's a rich mix of berries and cream. Sweet vanilla, red fruit, complex toasted oak. A Baked Alaska comes to mind. It smells just so soft and easy and pretty, but with a depth that feels like it's hiding something. When you taste it, you find out just what it's hiding. A spicier tangier profile provided by the higher proof. It is lively on the palate. Gingersnap and butterscotch and citrus peel come alive. The texture is full and rich. Cookies and cream abound. The finish is a touch short in the 15 year, but it's not lacking. It would be hard to overstate the quality of this whiskey for lovers of a classic Irish profile.

Additional Information: