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Redbreast 21yr

Redbreast 21yr

Produced in very limited quantities, Redbreast 21 represents the ultimate expression of Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey.

The 21 year ageing process introduces new levels of depth, flavour and taste, creating a complex and rewarding whiskey. Abundantly aromatic and fruitful

Using a style of Pot Still whiskey reflective of the Midleton Distillery tradition,

Detailed Description

  • Country: Ireland
  • Region: Co. Cork
  • ABV: 46%
  • Cask Ex-Bourbon, Ex-Oloroso Sherry Casks

Distillery Notes

The first official reference to the brand name 'Redbreast' appears in August 1912, when W.A Gilbeys were selling "Redbreast" J.J. Liqueur Whiskey 12 Years Old, described as one of their "famous" brands. The fact that Redbreast was already a famous brand suggests that this may have been the nickname for Gilbey's Castle "JJ Liqueur" Whiskey 12 Years Old. The name 'Redbreast' itself refers to the bird, Robin Redbreast, and is attributed to the then Chairman of Gilbey's, who was an avid bird-fancier. In December 1991, Redbreast was re-introduced by Irish Distillers Limited, after an absence of almost 10 years. The veritable pot still whiskey was given a thorough makeover and benefitted from Irish Distiller's revamped wood programme. The flawless pot still distillate from Midleton Distillery was now maturing in only the finest sherry and bourbon casks.

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