Thursday, March 11, 2021


Irish Distillers, has announced the launch of a new limited-edition Redbreast expression, to celebrate the brands resurrection in 1991.

Redbreast 10 Year Old (59.1% ABV) is a cask strength single pot still whiskey, which was matured in a combination of American oak ex-bourbon barrels and Oloroso sherry seasoned butts from Spain.

Redbreast 10 Year Old

Redbreast 10 Year Old, which is a reimagining of the expression last produced in the 1970s, pays tribute to the historic expression originally produced by W.A Gilbey, a wine and spirits merchant operating in Dublin at the turn of the 20th century.

As importers, Gilbey’s had an ample supply of sherry casks in their vaults and would source distillate exclusively from the nearby Jameson Distillery to mature in their casks.

The distinctive packaging of Redbreast 10 Year Old, has been designed to enhance the traditional credentials of the Redbreast brand, which was first brought to life in 1912, and features a timeline of significant dates in the brand’s history.

Commenting on the news, Billy Leighton Master Blender at the Midleton Distillery, said: “This release rejoices the longstanding history of Redbreast Irish Whiskey and celebrates the distinctive qualities which Redbreast is known for globally. Redbreast 10-Year-Old offers a unique, rich flavour profile with notes of tropical and dried fruit, which gives way to a balance of richness from the inclusion of sherry casks. I am delighted to share this release with whiskey advocates and Redbreast fans across the globe.”

Redbreast 10 Year Old, is now available exclusively via The Birdhouse; Redbreast’s online membership platform, for a RRP €100.00.

Posted by Steve Rush