Sláinte to the Irish whiskey that was awarded the World Whisky Trophy at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.

Editor's note: Tomorrow, May 16, is World Whiskey Day! Honoring this booming industry IrishCentral celebrates "uisce beath" ("the water of life"). Sláinte! 

Redbreast 12-Year-Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey scored a remarkable 98 points to take home the competition’s highest honor. Midleton Very Rare Berry Crockett Legacy and Jameson Cooper’s Croze were also honored.

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Redbreast, Irish whiskey beats off world competition.

Redbreast, Irish whiskey beats off world competition.

The Midleton portfolio also saw success at the Beverage Testing Institute (BTI), with both Jameson Bow Street 18 Years Cask Strength and Redbreast 21-Year-Old receiving prestigious platinum medals. At the Irish Whiskey Masters, Irish Distillers took home 27 medals, including 16 gold medals and 7 Masters awarded across the range.

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Billy Leighton, Redbreast Master Blender at Midleton Distillery, said: “We are thrilled to see more fantastic results at such prestigious global spirits tasting competitions. It is great to see the Redbreast range flourish as it continues to excite consumers with its exemplary single pot still Irish whiskey style. These awards are truly a testament to the craftsmen at Midleton Distillery who assist me in blending the finest Irish whiskeys in the world, and we look forward to seeing what the future holds!”

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* Originally published in August 2019.