Redbreast Irish pot-still whiskey has been sold since 1939 and is frequently hailed as Ireland's finest.
Nowadays it is made at Midleton distillery in County Cork (alongside other greats such as Powers, Green Spot and Jameson). Redbreast 12 Year Old was awarded the trophy for the second consecutive year in the International Wine & Spirits competition. Winner of Double Gold at the 2005 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Redbreast 12 Year Old is the only aged Pure Pot still whiskey on sale today. It was first launched in 1939 as the brand name given to the pot still whiskey supplied by Jameson to whiskey bonders before bottling at the distillery became the norm in 1968. Stocks of whiskey in bonders’ stores petered out, and thus Redbreast all but disappeared until its re-launch by the distillery in the 1990s as a single pot still whiskey. This pure pot still whiskey is matured for a minimum of 12 years in sherry casks and Bourbon barrels. Like all good pot still whiskeys, it is strongly flavoured and assertive, making it a rare treat for the connoisseur of fine old whiskey.
Made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley and then triple distilled in traditional copper pot stills, Pot Still whiskeys are characterised by full, complex flavours and a wonderful creamy mouthfeel.
Redbreast 12 Year Old was awarded the trophy for the second consecutive year in the International Wine & Spirits competition. Winner of Double Gold at the 2005 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.