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Redbreast 15 Years Old Single Pot Still 70cl 46°

Distillery : Midleton / Country : Ireland / Reference: : 20792

End of 2005, Midleton distillery has bottled for the first time a 15 Year-Old Redbreast. This Limited Edition quite made the buzz when released, so the distillery decided to include this amazing Single Pot Still Whiskey in its standard range. It has been developed on the same basis than the beautiful 12 Year-Old Redbreast, but with more complex flavours, enriched with cocoa beans, Iris flowers and coconuts.

This version was awarded the Double Gold Medal 2011 at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition.

With the creation of a specific appellation, Redbreast became a Single Pot Still.

This appellation is exclusive to Ireland and to Midleton distillery, just as Single Malts are attached to Scotland. We may consider this appellation as the quintessential Irish whiskey style. It is made from equal parts of malted and non malted barley, following the Pure Pot Still whiskey tradition, then triple-distilled in traditional copper stills that account for their complex aromas and wonderful creamy sensation in the mouth.

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Volume0.7 L
Net Weight0.7 kg
ABV46 °
TypeSingle Pot Still
RegionCounty Cork
Age15 years
PeatNon Peated

Redbreast is an exceptional Single Pot Still whiskey produced by the Midleton distillery.

Recognised as one of the best Irish Whiskeys in the world for its perfect balance and complexity similar to great Scotch whiskies, Redbreast is often called the "Irish nectar".

In 1966, John Jameson & Son decided to mingle with whiskey production companies John Power & Son and Cork Distillers Company and established the Irish Distillers Ltd., a sub-company today part of the Pernod-Ricard group. The complete whiskey production is today located in a new building in Midleton distillery, Cork.

Midleton is one of the most modern distilleries in the world. Its production capacity reaches near to 19 million litres a year. 13 stills are operating and make all types of Irish whiskeys combined (Irish pot still, single malt, single grain…).

The old distillery building, much more impressive, has been kept and turned into a museum. Named “The Jameson Heritage Center”, we may admire an amazing water wheel from 1852, a stationary steam machine used to power the distillery and the biggest still the world. It is in one of these old Georgian architecture stone buildings with red shutters that Barry Crockett, the current Midleton distillery Director, was born.

Colour: old shimmering gold.

Nose: distinguished and heady. Opening on grain, lime, curry and camomille scents, slowly fading to evolve on to the famous red fruits (blackcurrant and blackberry) that made the reputation of this Irish whiskey, with lingering notes of vanilla, spices (cinnamon, clove) and candied fruits (apricot).

Palate: sparkling, lively. Just like biting into blackcurrant berries, and passion fruit flesh. Mid-palate reveals vegetal notes of green wood and Ylang-ylang, with a body of marzipan and gingerbread. Vanilla slides onto cardamom, forest fruits and gooseberry.

Finish: lingering with a tannic presence, over an impressive array of fruits. For some, the velvety sensation is extatic pleasure. For others, the delight resides in the syrupy juice, or in the heady exotic perfumes.

Silver Medal, Outstanding, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013

97/100 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2013

Silver Medal, International Spirits Challenge 2012

Gold Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012

Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2012

Double Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2011

94/100 Excellent, Highly Recommended, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2011

Silver Medal, International Spirits Challenge 2011

Best Irish Whiskey of the year, Whisky Bible 2011

Gold Medal, International Spirits Challenge 2010

82/100, Gold Medal, Malt Maniacs Awards 2010