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Jameson Irish Whiskey
Jameson is the world’s most awarded and bestselling Irish whiskey, ranked in the top 5 global whiskey brands and in the Top 10 Premium Spirits Brands. The brand’s popularity can be seen across the globe in shops and bars of more than 130 countries with a record 10.4 million cases sold worldwide in 2022.
The iconic taste of Jameson has been perfected over centuries creating an identifiably smooth and balanced taste sensation that always brings people to the table. The blend of single pot still and grain whiskey, a combination of traditional and modern distillation techniques, creates the perfect balance of pot still spices and grain whiskey’s signature floral aromas and flavour. Triple distilled and twice as smooth, every drop of Jameson is distilled and matured at the world renowned Midleton Distillery in County Cork, Ireland.
The Jameson portfolio is led by its core expression of Jameson Original, followed by its Super Premium offering, Jameson Black Barrel. The family also includes ultra-premium offerings such as Jameson 18 Years, Jameson Bow Street 18 Years Cask Strength as well as flavoured whiskeys, Jameson Orange and Jameson Cold Brew and the popular Caskmates series. Jameson recently reintroduced its single pot still style welcoming Jameson Single Pot Still back to the family after many years.
Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
For more than a century, Redbreast has stayed true to the single pot still whiskey making tradition and today is considered to be the definitive expression of this quintessential style of Irish whiskey.
Crafted by Master Blender, Billy Leighton and Blender Dave McCabe, at Midleton Distillery, County Cork, Redbreast offers a rich, full-bodied flavour profile with a signature sherry influence.
Redbreast, built on a loyal following of ‘those in the know’, is the most awarded and largest selling single pot still Irish whiskey in the world, and in 2022 it exceeded sales of 100,000 cases for the first time.
The family includes Redbreast 12 Year Old, Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength, Redbreast 15 Year Old, Redbreast 21 Year Old, Redbreast 27 Year Old, Redbreast Lustau and limited editions such as the much coveted annual release of Redbreast Dream Cask.
Midleton Very Rare
Midleton Very Rare is the ultimate expression of luxury and craftsmanship from Midleton Distillery.
The Midleton Very Rare legacy began over four decades ago when the then masters, ever keen to create exemplary expressions, began setting aside small amounts of exceptionally performing whiskey for a new luxury offering in the world of Irish Whiskey.
Known as the pinnacle of Irish whiskey, the first Midleton Very Rare bottling was created in 1984 by Master Distiller Emeritus Barry Crockett, with a new vintage released every year since. The Midleton Very Rare range is not blended like any other whiskey. The uncompromising ritual and expertise of the Master Distiller leads to subtle but recognisable differences between the years, with a new vintage released every February.
The Midleton Very Rare portfolio includes the annual vintage release, Midleton Very Rare Barry Crockett Legacy, the Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach series and the Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection – Ireland’s oldest and rarest whiskey collection.
Under the hustle and bustle of cobbled Dublin streets in the early 1900s, a single pot still Irish whiskey brand was quietly making a name for itself.
The Spot family of whiskeys find their roots in one of Ireland’s last remaining wine merchants and whiskey bonders, Mitchell & Son Ltd. Back in the days when distilleries would sell their new make spirit to bonders who matured them in wine and fortified wine casks, Mitchell & Son developed a reputation for creating some of the finest Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey to be found in the capital.
They matured their whiskey in casks under the streets of Dublin in a network of underground cellars. When the fortified wine casks were filled (exclusively with new make spirit from Bow St. Distillery) and brought back to Mitchells, they were marked with a daub or ‘spot’ of paint which identified how long they would be matured for. Blue for 7 years, green for 10 years, yellow for 12 years and red for 15 years – hence the name Spot Whiskey. These along with the Green Spot Wine Geese series as well as limited editions such as Gold Spot make up the full selection of Spot Whiskeys.
Method and Madness
Inspired by spirits that go beyond the bounds of tradition, Method and Madness Irish whiskey has been hatched from the minds of the Masters and Apprentices of Midleton Distillery.
Innovation is nothing new to Midleton, but the Method and Madness microdistillery has provided the copper canvas for experimentation to run free. The whiskeys coming from this distillers’ playground provide a new taste inspired by Irish whiskey history.
The ultra-premium range includes Method and Madness Single Grain Irish Whiskey finished in Virgin Spanish Oak, Method and Madness Single Malt Irish Whiskey finished in French Limousin Oak, Method and Madness Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey aged in French Chestnut and Method and Madness Irish Micro Distilled Gin with Black Lemon and Irish Gorse Flower. Always innovating, the Masters and Apprentices explore different mashbills and wood types resulting in new and unusual limited-edition releases including the Method and Madness Japanese Trilogy, Method and Madness Oats and Malt and Method and Madness Malt and Rye.
Powers Irish Whiskey
The definitive Irish whiskey since 1791, Powers Irish whiskey has been celebrated for over two centuries for its bold taste.
In essence, Powers is all about the finer cut and the bolder flavour – a simple story with a complex taste. Every drop, since James Power created this Single Pot Still Irish whiskey, has not only been triple distilled, but more top and tail gets thrown away than any other Irish whiskey, meaning that only the purest heart of the distillate remains.
Each expression brings its own personality, while still telling stories from Powers’ original distillery, John’s Lane. The Powers range consists of the classic blended Powers Gold label and two single pot still Irish whiskey expressions; Powers Three Swallow Release and Powers John’s Lane Release 12-Year-Old, and Powers Irish Rye, the world’s first 100% Irish rye whiskey.
Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish whiskey is the latest addition to Irish Distillers’ portfolio.
In 1966, Mark Edwin Andrews purchased Knappogue Castle, a 15th century castle in Ireland that was in ruins. While working with his wife, Lavonne to restore the castle to its former glory, Mark Andrews began buying casks of fine pot still whiskey from the top distilleries in Ireland and the casks were further aged and bottled under the Knappogue Castle label.
His last bottling, a 1951 vintage aged 36 years, is revered by connoisseurs as one of the oldest and rarest commercially available Irish whiskey on the market. Many years later, his son, Mark Andrews III, brought Knappogue 1951 and his father’s legacy of Irish Single Malt whiskey to the United States and the wider world.
Today Knappogue Castle whiskey is distilled in a traditional malt distillery on the north coast of Ireland. The newly made spirit then travels to Midleton Co. Cork, where it is fully aged in the Midleton Distillery’s world-renowned maturation programme for the duration of its cask journey.
The single malt Irish whiskey range includes four expressions – Knappogue Castle 12 Years Old, Knappogue Castle 14 Years Old, Knappogue Castle 16 Years Old and Knappogue Castle 21 Years Old.