Irish Distillers has scooped 24 Gold or above medals at the recent International Spirits Challenge (ISC) and San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC).
'Top honours were awarded to Redbreast 12 Years Old, scooping Best Single Pot Still Whiskey and Best Irish Whiskey at the annual tasting in San Francisco,' the Irish whiskey maker said in a statement.
New members of the Irish Distillers family, Midleton Dair Ghaelach Bluebell Forest and Jameson Bow Street 18 Years Cask Strength, were also highly commended, winning Double Gold medals at this years event.
“These accolades are a tribute to the craftsmen and women at Midleton Distillery Co. Cork, past and present, who work tirelessly to produce whiskeys of unrivalled quality.”Billy Leighton, master blender at the Midleton Distillery,” said Billy Leighton, master blender at the Midleton Distillery.
In addition, Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength claimed its fourth Double Gold medal in a row at the SFWSC.
With four Gold or above medals at the SFWSC, Redbreast has once again cemented its place as the most 'decorated single pot still Irish whiskey in the world'.
In total, the prestige range from Irish Distillers secured one Best, six Double Gold and 17 Gold medals across the SFWSC and ISC.
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