I’m not a whiskey connoisseur, but I do know that the Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength Irish Whiskey is one of the best on the market. At 50% abv (that’s 100 proof!), this whiskey has a rich flavor and aroma that’ll knock your socks off while still being smooth enough to sip neat. The nose is spicy and complex, with oak and leather notes coming through loud and clear. The taste is similar to the nose, with hints of vanilla and cinnamon coming through as well—those are two flavors you don’t commonly find in Irish whiskies. The finish lingers for awhile after each sip; mine lasted about 40 seconds!

Tasting Notes

The Red breast 12 Year Old Cask Strength Irish Whiskey was aged for twelve years in ex-bourbon barrels and then finished in oloroso sherry casks. The result is a robust spirit with toffee, caramel, butterscotch, vanilla and sweet fruit notes.

There’s a lot going on in this whiskey: it’s both creamy and spicy at the same time. The finish is long and smooth with just enough burn to keep things interesting. It would go well with brownies or cookies—particularly chocolate chip ones!


The nose of this whiskey is a pleasant mix of vanilla and honey, with citrusy undertones. It smells like a good whiskey should—not too sweet, but not too strong either. This is a sipping whiskey if there ever was one, and you’ll want to savor it slowly as you do so. If this was an Irish whiskey I would say that the nose is “true to its roots” in some way or another, but since it isn’t an Irish whiskey I can only say that it smells like what good whiskeys should smell like.


The Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength Irish Whiskey is a sweet and spicy whiskey. The taste is smooth and creamy, making it easy to drink. The finish is long-lasting. You can taste the full flavor of the whiskey on your tongue for quite some time after you swallow, which I appreciate in a good whiskey.


The finish is long, warm and smooth. It’s sweet with just a hint of spice at the end. The finish has some oak notes as well, which is to be expected given the age and cask strength. This is definitely one of those whiskeys that’s hard to put down once you start drinking it in earnest because it’s so easy to drink!

A fantastic whiskey with a high proof.

The Red breast 12 Year Old Cask Strength Irish Whiskey is a fantastic whiskey. I love it so much that I’ve already bought another bottle.

This whiskey would be great for mixing into cocktails, but it also works wonderfully when enjoyed neat or on the rocks. It’s definitely worth trying straight out of the bottle to see what you like best!

I highly recommend this whiskey if you’re looking for something with a high proof that can be enjoyed any time of day!


So, there you have it. A review of the Red breast 12 Year Old Cask Strength Irish Whiskey. It’s a delicious whiskey that we highly recommend. If you want to try it yourself, make sure you pick up some today!


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