Redbreast 12yo. Pure Pot Still
Redbreast first saw the light of day in 1939, when it was introduced by Gilbey Vintners of Ireland. Gilbey used Pot Still Whiskey from Bow Street Distillery, and the receipe was ⅔ Ex-Sherry, and ⅓ Ex-Bourbon Casks.
Redbreast was almost exclusively sold in Ireland.
Bow Street Distillery closed in 1971, and the Gilbey stock ran out in 1985.
The famous brand was later relaunched by Irish Distillers Group as their only Single "Pure Pot Still Whiskey" aged 12 years.
The present Redbreast is produced in Midleton, Co. Cork, and comes mostly from Ex-Bourbon Casks and a few Ex-Sherry.
Redbreast is described by Jim Murray as a marvellous, perfect After-Dinner Whiskey.