Redbreast is a brand of Irish Whiskey made at New Midleton Distillery by Irish Distillers, a subsidiary of Pernod-Ricard. The brand was introduced in the early 20th century by an independent bottler of Jameson's, the brand was absorbed into the Irish Distillers conglomerate 1990.
Redbreast is one of the few remaining Irish whiskeys that is pot-distilled. It is aged in a mixture of predominately used Sherry casks, with a small percentage of used Bourbon barrels. Redbreast comes in a 12 year version and a 15 year old limited release that was introduced in 2010.
Redbreast is much fuller bodied and oilier in mouthfeel than most Irish whiskeys.
Some popular cocktails containing Redbreast
- The Westie — Irish whiskey, Galliano, Drambuie, Bitters, Brandied cherry, Lemon juice
- Tammany Hall — Irish whiskey, Genever, Sweet vermouth, Bénédictine, Bitters, Cherry, Lemon peel
- Good Cork — Irish whiskey, Mezcal, Bénédictine, Peychaud's Bitters, Apple
- Red Hood — Irish whiskey, Sweet vermouth, Fernet Branca, Lemon juice, Marionberry preserves
- A Warming Sensation — Irish whiskey, Crème de Cacao, Bitters, Luxardo Fernet