IDL wins 2 World Whiskies Awards

Irish Distillers won World’s Best Single Pot Still Whiskey for its Redbreast 21 Years-Old while Jameson Black Barrel was awarded Best Irish Blended Whiskey at the World Whiskies Awards 2017.

Whiskey Magazine’s World Whiskies Awards represent one of the most prestigious accolades in the global whiskey calendar. Each year an international panel of judges finds and acknowledges those who continue to push the boundaries in terms of quality and innovation in whiskey.

The awards took place recently at the Waldorf Hotel, London, hosted by renowned whiskey author and writer Charlie MacLean, World Whiskies Awards Chair Neil Ridley and Whiskey Magazine editor Rupert Wheeler.

“Redbreast 21 Years-Old is the ultimate expression of the renowned Redbreast range which has placed Irish whiskey in the top echelons of world whiskeys,” commented Brendan Buckley, Global Innovation & Prestige Whiskeys Director at Irish Distillers, “Jameson has been the iconic brand which has led the way and Jameson Black Barrel is a tribute to the cooper’s method of charring barrels which has proved popular with long-time Jameson drinkers and new customers alike.”

Those making whiskey today hail from well beyond the traditional shores of Scotland, Ireland and the US.

“This year’s World Whiskies Awards not only represent the incredible work done by pioneering distillers from Scotland, America, Ireland, Canada and Japan, but also celebrates the outstanding achievements in many New World whiskey destinations including Australia, India, Denmark and South Africa,” commented Neil Ridley.


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