Redbreast was released in 1903 by Gilbeys with liquid sourced from the old Jameson Distillery on Bow Street. Originally called “J.J. Liqueur Whiskey 12 Year Old”, “Redbreast” was a nickname given to one of the whiskeys by Gilbey’s chairman at the time, who was an avid birdwatcher, in reference to the Robin Redbreast. Now distilled in Middleton Co Cork, the Redbreast range was the leader in the renaissance of Irish Pot Still whiskey
Rebreast 12 is the youngest of the range but that doesn’t mean anything. A great drop to show case that Irish whiskey can stand up to Scotch.