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Discover the Redbreast Family

Discover the Redbreast Family

Redbreast is oft described as the definitive expression of traditional Single Pot Still Irish whiskey, being both the bestselling and the most awarded in the world. Here we will take a look at the expanding range of Redbreast whiskeys.

Welcome to the Redbreast family.

The redbreast brand officially dates back to 1912, when the first record of the name is found. However, the whiskey is most certainly older, at the time it is described as described as one of the "famous" brands produced by whiskey bonder Gilbeys. The fact that Redbreast was already a famous brand suggests that this may have been the nickname for Gilbey's Castle "JJ Liqueur" Whiskey 12 Years Old. The name 'Redbreast' itself refers to the bird, Robin Redbreast, and is attributed to the then Chairman of Gilbey's, who was an avid bird-fancier.

In 1985 Gilbeys stopped bottling Redbreast and the brand ceased to exist until 1991 when Irish Distillers reintroduced it back onto the market after a revamp. Redbreast is now only aged in the finest sherry and bourbon casks.


It is regarded as the definitive expression of traditional Pot Still whiskey and known as the Christmas cake of Irish whiskey due to its rich fruit and spicy character.

Winner of the ‘Worldwide Whiskey Trophy 2019’ scoring 98/100 at the International Wine & Spirit Competition!


Full bodied with a harmonious balance of cinnamon spice, rich dried fruits, sherry and toasted wood.

The Christmas cake of Irish whiskey.


Matured in bourbon and sherry casks and then finished for one year in first fill sherry butts that have been seasoned with the finest Oloroso sherry from the prestigious Bodegas Lustau in Jerez, Spain.


Rich infusion of dark fruits, prunes, dates & figs with sherry, marzipan, toasted oak and Redbreast spices.


Produced using a small number of casks allowing more opportunity for the individual cask personality to make an impact on the final flavour.


Deep full dried fruit, a touch of citrus and spices. Vanilla sweetness leads to toasted oak and barley.


Redbreast 15 Year Old is matured in a combination of Spanish Oloroso sherry casks and American bourbon barrels.


Berry fruits, fully round and mellow with the succulence of fleshy fruit combined with spices and toasted wood.


Launched in 2012, Redbreast 21 Year Old is the finest representation of the signature Redbreast sherry style and the oldest and richest expression of the Redbreast style ever produced.


Soft vanilla, toasted oak, sherry nuttiness with a dusting of pot still spices. Luscious fleshy fruit notes complete the silky mouthfeel.

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