‘2017 instalment of the coveted Whisky Bible awards Irish Distillers with the Best Irish Whiskey, Best Single Pot Still and Best Blended Irish Whiskey for fifth year in a row’
Irish Distillers is celebrating after Jim Murray recognised Redbreast 21 Year Old and Jameson Irish Whiskey as Best Irish Whiskey and Best Blended Irish Whiskey respectively in his 2017 Whisky Bible – the fifth year in a row the company has scooped the top awards.
Redbreast 21 Year Old, praised by Murray as “amongst the world’s truly great whiskies and near blue print for the perfect pot still Irish Whiskey”, scored 96/100 points to top the Best Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey category. The expression went on to become Best Irish Whiskey – the fourth time in five years that Redbreast has won both gongs. The accolade rounds off a stellar year for award wins for Redbreast 21 Year Old, including; Chairman’s Trophy at Ultimate Spirits Challenge, Best in Show at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Gold medals at the Beverage Tasting Institute and The Irish Whiskey Masters.
With a score of 95/100 points, Jameson Irish Whiskey cemented its status as a legendary Irish Whiskey with its fourth win in the last five years in the Irish Blended Whiskey category. Well known around the world for its smooth taste and Irish character, the original Jameson was hailed by Murray as a ‘classic’ that remains in ‘stunning, truly wondrous form’.
[Jean-Christophe Coutures, Chairman and CEO at Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard], commented: “We are thrilled with the ongoing recognition of Jameson Irish Whiskey and Redbreast 21 Year Old from Jim Murray – the accolades punctuate another fantastic year of success for the brands as the Irish Whiskey renaissance continues around the world. I would like to extend a special thank-you to our team of Irish Whiskey experts at the Midleton Distillery, in County Cork, who craft whiskeys of the finest quality that continue to be deemed the best in their class. It’s an honour to be recognised in the 2017 edition Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible – and we look forward to continuing our legacy of excellence in the future”
Now in its 14th year, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible contains tasting notes for around 5,000 whiskies from all over the world. The most complete and up-to-date whisky anthology also includes some of the most authoritative and well respected whisky awards in the industry.
Source: Richmond Towers Communications
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