Monday, October 02, 2023


Irish Distillers, has today announced the launch of a new exclusive Distillery Edition release, from its Redbreast Irish whiskey brand, which pays homage to the Midleton Distillery.

Redbreast 10 Year Old Distillery Edition (43% ABV) is single pot still Irish whiskey, which has been produced using light, medium and traditional ‘heavy’ single pot still distillates, and matured in a combination of Bourbon barrels, Sherry casks, Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks and European virgin oak casks.

Redbreast 10 Year Old Distillery Edition

Designed and crafted by Master Blender, Billy Leighton, alongside Blender, Dave McCabe, Redbreast 10 Year Old Old Distillery Edition is a reimagining of Gilbey’s historic 10 Year Old expression, last produced 50 years ago and the more recent 2021 Redbreast 10 Year Old limited edition release that marked 30 years since the resurrection of Redbreast Irish Whiskey by Irish Distillers. 

Irish Distillers has also announced that the Midleton Distillery – where Redbreast is produced, has recently undergone an extensive redevelopment and has been transformed into a world-class, multi-sensory Irish whiskey experience.

Featuring new and immersive whiskey tours, tastings, and experiences incorporating all seven of Irish Distillers’ whiskey brands including Redbreast, Midleton Very Rare, Jameson, Powers, The Spot Whiskeys, Method and Madness, and Knappogue Castle, the attraction will further cement Midleton’s reputation as a world-class whiskey destination.

Commenting on the launch, Billy Leighton, said: “By using the full range of distillates alongside traditional barrels, those reserved for limited-edition Redbreast offerings and the new introduction of virgin oak, the liquid serves as an homage to the full breadth of craft and flavour within the Redbreast family. Redbreast 10-Year-Old Distillery Edition showcases not only the journey that the Redbreast brand has been on to date, but also foreshadows the unique tastes and flavours that are yet to come as the single pot still renaissance continues.”

Redbreast 10 Year Old Distillery Edition, will be available later this month, exclusively from the newly re-opened Midleton Distillery Experience in Cork and Jameson Distillery Bow Street in Dublin, for a RRP of €120.00.

Posted by Steve Rush