Irish Distillers has won two accolades at the World Whiskies Awards 2017, with its Redbreast 21 Years Old named 'World’s Best Single Pot Still Whiskey', while Jameson Black Barrel was awarded 'Best Irish Blended Whiskey'.
The World Whiskies Awards, an initiative of Whiskey Magazine, represents one of the most prestigious accolades in the global whiskey calendar and 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.
Commenting on the achievements, Brendan Buckley, Global Innovation & Prestige Whiskeys Director at Irish Distillers, said: "We are delighted that Redbreast 21 Years Old has been recognised with such a prestigious award. 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. At Irish Distillers, we are constantly searching for new ways to bring Irish whiskey to a wider audience. 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."
At the awards, Neil Ridley, World Whiskies Awards chair said: "It's been another terrific year for world whiskey in 2017. 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."