Cork-based whiskey wins title for the best whiskey in the world 4 years ago

Cork-based whiskey wins title for the best whiskey in the world

One to try for whiskey aficionados.

Everyone has an opinion on what they think "the best" of something is, but when it comes to whiskey, we are quick to trust the opinion of International Wine and Spirit Competition.


Yep, the IWSC have the enviable annual job of naming the best whiskeys and wines in the world, and this year, the best whiskey in the world comes from Cork.

With a total score of 98 out of 100, the Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey was awarded the Worldwide Whiskey Award for 2019, beating off some serious competition from around the world, as well as from other strong brands made here in Ireland, too.

The Redbreast comes from the Midleton Distillery in Cork, which is also the home to Jameson, Tullamore Dew, Powers, Paddy, Midleton Very Rare, Green Spot, and Yellow Spot whiskeys.

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!"