Rarely does a drink end up in a bracket more concerned with the icons, heroes and legends of a country. Rarely, yes, but never? Not quite.
Legend is a term all-too loosely attributed these days, but to Redbreast, it’s perhaps the only title that fits. It’s one of those rare drinks whose story, history and future still enthrals millions around the globe to this day, even over a century since it was first distilled.
It’s no lie to say it is one of the most historically significant and decorated Irish drinks, let alone whiskeys. Introduced at the turn of the 20th Century by wine and spirit merchants the Gilbeys, this flavoursome, spiced drink is to some the liquid embodiment of that legendary Irish spirit. It’s strong and full of flavour, yet retains the effortless charm that’s synonymous with the Emerald Isle.
“It’s strong and full of flavour, yet retains the effortless charm that’s synonymous with the Emerald Isle”
With it’s iconic amber-meets-subtle red hue, it’s legendary narrow necked and wide stubbed bottle and its unique sherry flavour brought on from sherry cask ageing, it is a stunning Pot Still whiskey – and not much has changed since the first drop was poured.
“It is a stunning Pot Still whiskey – and not much has changed since the first drop was poured”
It is now the world’s largest selling traditional Pot Still whiskey, and to this day, continues to be matured, produced and enjoyed the same way it has been for over a century.
For Irishmen and women across the world, and to those who’ve sampled this drink from New South Wales to New York, Redbreast is a unique taste of Irish merchant history, of the good old days of whiskey production, and to some, home.
Full of aroma and flavour, Redbreast 12 Year Old benefits from a strong contribution from distillates matured in those Oloroso sherry casks, resulting in a famous Christmas Cake character. And it’s available on the Flavourly Bottleshop now.