Redbreast 12 Year Irish Whiskey
The definitive Irish pot still whiskey, the standard against which all others are judged.
Redbreast is aged a minimum of twelve years and is beloved for its sherry like creaminess in the mouth. It is somehow both smoother and more complex than other Irish whiskeys.
For more than a century, Midleton Distillery has been crafting this particular style of whiskey, drawing upon its 200 years of distilling tradition, know-how, and innovation. Redbreast is simply a must-try for any whiskey lover.
750ml & 80 Proof
"Whether you’re looking to try your first serious Irish whiskey or in need of branching out, this Redbreast 12-Year fits the bill...We’re big fans of the Redbreast distillery because they’re staunchly traditional. They’re the best-selling single pot Irish whiskey in the world, producing rich bottles since 1857. As with most high-quality Irish whiskeys, this stuff should be enjoyed neat or on the rocks. If you want a cocktail, we suggest using a different bottle." - Rolling Stone
|Tasting Notes||The nose is simultaneously nutty and fruity with a good deal of spice. The palate is full-flavored and complex, silky smooth, extremely balanced with spice, fruit, sherry, and toasted notes. Warm, coppery malt, caramel and hints of chocolate on the long, slow finish.|
Ways to Enjoy
Classic: neat or on the rocks, no cocktail required
98/100 & Worldwide Whiskey Trophy, International Wine & Spirits Competition, 2019
Double Gold - San Francisco World Spirits Competition, 2019
As with all Irish whiskey, Redbreast is made using a mash bill of both malted and unmalted barley. It is triple-distilled in handmade, copper pot stills, then aged in a combination of first-quality seasoned ex-bourbon and sherry casks. Finally barrels that are aged a minimum of 12-years (but many that are much older) are blended together to create something that has a distinct and unique character in the world of whiskey.
In 1903, John Jameson & Sons and Gilbeys Wine & Spirits Import Company agreed that Jameson would send spirit from their Bow Street Distillery to Gilbeys to mature. Gilbey’s was an importer who had a good supply of sherry casks to house the whiskey in. What began as a nickname, 'Redbreast,' given by the Chairman of Gilbeys who was a dedicated birdwatcher, had become the whiskey's official name by 1912.
The barley used in this whiskey's mash bill is sourced from the Munster region surrounding the Midleton Distillery. The water is sourced from the Dungourney River, which begins in the green hills of nearby Clonmult and flows through a deep glen, making its way to sea at the village of Ballinacurra, one mile outside the town of Midleton.
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- CamilleI recommend this productRated 5 stars5 months agoSmooth & Tasty
I'm definitely no expert, but this whiskey is one of the best I've ever had. The flavor is mellow, and doesn't have the intense burn on your throat like other brands. Great for sipping. Unsure if I'll buy again since it's on the more expensive side, but I would say it's worth it if you can afford it.Was this helpful?