A Cork-based whiskey has taken home the coveted title of the world’s best whiskey at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).
Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey was awarded the World Whisky Trophy after it scored an incredible 98 out of 100 points.
It beat stiff competition from American, Japanese and other Irish whiskeys to the top spot, while Midleton Very Rare Berry Crockett Legacy and Jameson Cooper’s Croze were also honoured.
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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!"