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A must have LMDW“ Tasted for the first time in 1996 at a memorable St Patrick’s Day celebration, Redbreast remained La Maison du Whisky’s best-seller for nearly 15 years. Supplanted by Nikka from the Barrel, it nevertheless remains one of our favourite whiskies, and is certainly the best Irish whiskey across the board. It is has been dubbed the “Irish nectar”, no doubt due to its very precise notes of blackcurrants and peaches. La Maison du Whisky has watched over the fortunes of this Irish Pure Pot Still whiskey on the French market since 1996.
‘Generosity’ Among the most highly-acclaimed Irish whiskeys and the most widely sold Single Pot Still Whiskey in the world, Redbreast is often considered to be the supreme expression of this style of whiskey. Produced from equal parts of malted and unmalted barley and matured in oloroso sherry casks, this whiskey develops its characteristic Christmas cake flavours.
With the creation of a dedicated appellation, Redbreast has become a “Single Pot Still” (all the current pure pot stills come from a single distillery; it was therefore decided to highlight this fact, in the same way as the Scottish distilleries do with their single malts and single grains). Style: Full-bodied and very expressive. Nose: Red fruit and sweet spices (pink peppercorns). Palate: Rich. Blackcurrants, ripe fruit. Praline. Finish: Long. Candied fruit and ripe pear.
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Sourcing actor, importer and exclusive distributor of a portfolio of international brands, La Maison du Whisky is, since 60 years a reference for whisky and spirit lovers. Thanks to our close relationships with producers and independent bottlers, we have access to limited editions and unique products we bring to market exclusively. Curious and creative, we are driven by our passion for products and our desire to constantly bring our clients the latest expressions through our own shops, our website whisky.fr and selected wine retail shops in France.
Gold Medal, International Spirits Challenge 2016
Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016
Silver Medal, Outstanding, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016
Silver Medal, Outstanding, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
96/100 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2013
Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2012
Silver Medal, International Spirits Challenge 2012
Silver Medal, Outstanding, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012
Double Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2011
Gold Medal, International Spirits Challenge 2011
93/100, Excellent, Highly Recommended, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2011
93/100, Excellent, Highly Recommended, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2010
Double Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2010
Best Irish Whiskey of the Year, Whisky Bible 2010
Best Irish Whiskey, World Whiskies Awards 2010
Redbreast is one of the top Single Pot Still Irish Whiskeys. Each of its bottles is the expression of a perfect mastery of a centuries-old procedure. Produced exclusively at the Midleton distillery, this Irish whiskey respects the three fundamental principles of production: a must created from malted and unmalted barley; triple distillation in copper pot stills; and maturation in first-fill ex-sherry casks and ex-bourbon casks. In 2013, its newest whisky was released, the Redbreast 21 Year Old, embodying the Redbreast style more than ever before and adding the finishing touches to a range that already includes a 12 year old, a cask strength 12 year old and a 15 year old.
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