Redbreast (whiskey)

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Type Irish Whiskey, Single pot still whiskey
Manufacturer Irish Distillers (Pernod Ricard)
Country of origin Cork, Ireland
Introduced 1903
Proof (US) 80 / 92
Variants Aged 12 years, Aged 15 years, Aged 21 years

Redbreast is a brand of single pot still type Irish Whiskey. There are currently four expressions available; Redbreast 12 year, Redbreast 12 Cask Strength, Redbreast 15 and the newest addition, Redbreast 21. Redbreast comes in a green bottle, and the 12-year-old is 40.0% ABV (80 proof) – whereas the 15-year-old is at 46% ABV and is non-chill filtered. It is produced at the New Midleton Distillery by Irish Distillers, a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard.[1] In 2010, the Redbreast 12-year variation was proclaimed Irish Whiskey of the Year by whiskey writer, Jim Murray, and was also nominated as #1 buy in John Hansell's Buyer's Guide, which gave it a rating score of 96 points.

Single pot still whiskey[edit]

Redbreast is one of the few single pot still whiskey brands produced today (along with Irish Distillers' Powers John's Lane 12 Year and Green Spot).[2] Note that all single malts are also purely from a pot still, but single pot still whiskeys use partially unmalted barley, so they cannot be technically called a single malt. Also, single malt whiskeys were generally distilled twice, whereas single pot still whiskeys were generally distilled three times.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Whiskies of the World: Redbreast 12 Years Old". Whisky Magazine. 
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  3. ^ Strengell, Teemu. "Triple distillation in Scotland". Whisky Science blog. Blogspot. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 

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