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Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey 700ml Bottle

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Redbreast
12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
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12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey 700ml
With a history stretching back to 1903 when John Jameson & Company agreed with Gilbeys Wines & Spirits to supply a new form of whiskey, 'bonded' in ex sherry and port casks, Redbreast is considered an exemplary example of Irish whiskey. Crafted from malted and un malted barley and then triple distilled in copper stills, the resulting spirit has a richness of flavour that is unrivaled.
Beverage type:
Pot Still Whiskey
Alcohol Level:
40%
Bottle size:
700ml bottle Single
Product Origin:
Ireland
Expert Rating:
95
EAN code:
5011007008345
Tastes like:
Cream
Blackberry
Sweet
Ginger
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We guarantee the provenance and authenticity of every product we sell. You can buy from us with the confidence that the item you are receiving is 100% authentic.
About the brand
W&A Gilbey was founded in London in 1857. By 1861, the company had opened a branch on what is now O'Connell Street in Dublin. At the time, it was customary for distilleries to sell distillate to wine merchants or "bonders", who had ample supplies of casks through the importation of fortified wines and would mature the whiskey themselves under bond. By the 1870s, Gilbey's – described as a "wine importer and distiller" at the time – had more than 300,000 gallons of whiskey from Dublin distilleries in stock under bond and sold whiskey to consumers under its own labels. These whiskeys were aged at least six years in Gilbey's own sherry casks at its bonded warehouses on Dublin's Harcourt Street. By 1903, a whiskey known as John Jameson & Sons Castle "JJ Liqueur" Whiskey 12 Year Old was marketed in a bottle of similar shape and markings to those used for subsequent bottlings of Redbreast. This whiskey was produced using distillate sourced from the Bow Street Distillery in Dublin, the home of Jameson whiskey. Although this whiskey was likely the forerunner of Redbreast, the first official mention of "Redbreast" only dates back to 1912, when Gilbey's referred to the sale of "Redbreast" J.J. Liqueur Whiskey 12 Year Old. "Redbreast" was a nickname given to one of the whiskeys by Gilbey's chairman at the time, who was an avid birdwatcher, in reference to Robin Redbreast. In 1968, Irish Distillers opted to phase out the supply of bonded whiskey to merchants such as Gilbey's. This threatened the future of the whiskey brand, as Irish Distillers controlled all the whiskey distilleries in operation in Ireland at that point. However, following pleas from Gilbey's, Irish Distillers agreed to continue to supply distillate for the production of Redbreast. In 1971, Irish Distillers closed all its Dublin distilleries (including Bow Street) and consolidated production at the New Midleton Distillery, a purpose-built facility in County Cork. As a result, production of Redbreast whiskey moved from Dublin to Cork. In 1985, Gilbey's ceased production of Redbreast. It entered into an agreement to sell the brand to Irish Distillers in 1986, and the brand was subsequently relaunched in 1991 after several years of absence from the market. Initially launched as a standalone 12 year old, Redbreast has since been released in 15 year old, 21 year old, and other variants.
Frootbat Reviews - What our customers say
Raitings & Reviews (524)
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Vince Boland
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My go to for whiskey. Best price vs quality drop on the market.
Posted on Feb 11th, 2022
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Noel Masters
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There's so much going on here, you will need to experience it a number of times before you can wrap your head around what's going on. Different tastest and textures with every sip - an adventure and an absolute pleasure.
Posted on Sep 27th, 2020
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Esau Guo
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Smooth fruity in advance and has a somewhat rich surface. Very gentle and a touch restorative in the center.
Posted on Sep 23rd, 2020
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Luciano Moreira
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Strange and not what I anticipated. Buttered bread pudding rings a bell conceivably with some cinnamon and natural product. It's perfumey and there's some maple syrup to it. It's thick and sleek and the liquor is all around shrouded making it perilously simple to drink. Blend starts to show up as the bourbon sits in the glass for some time. I didn't know how I felt about this one the first occasion when I attempted it. I gave it a few days and returned to it and I'm formally flabbergasted. It's rich bready completely of maple syrup and blend and to finish it off; it's so slick it's practically similar to cream in my mouth and it's so natural drinking I can likely chug the entire measure and not recoil. I'll unquestionably be getting the Barrel Quality next.
Posted on Sep 23rd, 2020
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Haydee Griffiths
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Excellent vanilla nose. Smooth pleasantly adjusted. One of my top choices.
Posted on Sep 23rd, 2020
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Tasting Notes
Nose
Clean, fresh, linseed, nuts, cake, honeyed sweetness, a touch of Sherry, cream soda, vanilla and some peppery notes.
Taste
Assertive and complex. Spices, Sherry, toffee, Ginger cake, brazil nuts, treacle.
Finish
Spicy and long.
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