About Redbreast Family Collection
In 1857, W&A Gilbey Co. was founded in a basement cellar at the corner of Oxford Street and Berwick in London. By the turn of the century, the company — a wine and spirits merchant — held one of the largest stocks of maturing whiskey in its inventory, and had expanded to Dublin, Belfast and Edinburgh. In 1912, Gilbeys began selling a 12 year old whiskey named Redbreast. The name was a reference to the Robin Redbreast (a type of bird) and is attributed to the Chairman of Gilberys, who was an avid ornithologist.
With the Redbreast Family Collection, that warm glow of discovery never ends - with each family member bringing its own taste and personality. This special collection allows you to experience Redbreast 12, Redbreast Lustau Edition, and Redbreast 15. Birds of a feather, yet each one singing its own song. Get ready to explore one of the world’s most celebrated whiskeys.
Today, Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey continues to pay homage to the legacy of Gilbey and its European origins. The whiskey is crafted from a marriage of malted and unmalted barley, which are milled and mashed before being triple-distilled through traditional copper-pot stills. The inclusions of unmalted barley in the whiskey's mashbill, along with the tradition of triple distillation, are uniquely Irish approaches to producing whiskey.
Redbreast 15 was called "Liquid Gold" in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible. It also won the Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2013.
What makes the Redbreast Lustau blend particularly special is the final year it spends finishing in Spanish oak Oloroso casks, hand-selected from Bodegas Lustau for the purpose of accenting sherry flavors that underlie previous releases from Redbreast.
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About Irish Whiskey
Contrary to popular belief that Scots invented whisk(e)y, Irish whiskey was mentioned almost a century before its Scottish brother.
Its origin comes from the perfume distilling monks who decided to tweak the recipe a bit, creating Irish whiskey.
Irish whiskey doesn’t have a lot of rules and regulations to be considered “pure” and can be made with various grains and processes, as long as it is aged for at least three years in wooden casks and has a max ABV of 94.8%.
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