Redbreast 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch #1 / Birdhouse
A recreation from Redbreast of a whiskey which was last seen in the 1970s. This limited release was available exclusively to members of Redbreast's Birdhouse Club in March 2021.
Redbreast is a single pot still whiskey, for which a combination of malted and un-malted barley are triple distilled in copper pot stills. The brand was created by W.A. Gilbey & Co, and bottled using whiskey sourced from Jameson's Bow Street distillery in Dublin. When Jameson amalgamated with Powers and Cork Distillers to form the Irish Distillers group, the Dublin distilleries were closed down, with all production moved to New Midleton distillery in Cork in 1975. Gilbey's discontinued the brand ten years later, but agreed to sell it to Irish Distillers who relaunched it in 1991.
This 10 year old whiskey has been matured in a combination of American oak and ex-Oloroso Sherry casks before being bottled at cask strength.