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All Is Gold For Irish Distillers Prestige Whiskey Range


5th June 2018
Its all gold for Irish Distillers whiskey range at San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Midleton Dair Ghaelach Bluebell Forest EditionIt would seem that every whiskey Irish Distillers produces turns to Gold, the company has just picked up a remarkable 24 Gold or above medals at the recent International Spirits Challenge and San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Top honours were awarded to Powers Johnís Lane 12 Years Old, scooping Best Single Pot Still Whiskey and Best Irish Whiskey at the annual tasting in San Francisco.

A couple of recent additions to the Irish Distillers line up of whiskey's, Midleton Dair Ghaelach Bluebell Forest (released October 2017) and Jameson Bow Street 18 Years Cask Strength (released April 2018), were also highly commended, winning Double Gold medals on their first outing at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. These accolades have set the bar high for the rest of the awards season, suggesting further success is on the horizon for both of these prestige offerings from the Midleton family of Irish whiskeys.

In addition, the outstanding Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength claimed its fourth Double Gold medal in a row at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition Ė a testament to the consistency in quality of single pot still Irish whiskey craftsmanship at the Midleton Distillery, County Cork. With four Gold or above medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Redbreast has once again cemented its place as the most decorated single pot still Irish whiskey in the world.

In total, the prestige range from Irish Distillers secured one Best, six Double Gold and 17 Gold medals across the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) and International Spirits Challenge (ISC):
  • Powers John's Lane 12 Year Olf Single Pot Still Irish WhiskeyMidleton Dair Ghaelach Bluebell Forest: Double Gold (SFWSC) and Gold (ISC)
     
  • Jameson Bow Street 18 Years Cask Strength: Double Gold (SFWSC)
     
  • Powers Johnís Lane 12 Years Old: Double Gold, Best Irish Whiskey & Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (SFWSC)
     
  • Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength: Double Gold (SFWSC)
     
  • Midleton Very Rare 2017: Double Gold (SFWSC)
     
  • Redbreast 21 Year Old: Double Gold (SFWSC) and Gold (ISC)
     
  • Redbreast 15 Year Old: Gold (SFWSC)
     
  • Powers Signature Release: Gold (SFWSC)
     
  • Powers Three Swallow Release: Gold (SFWSC)
     
  • Powers Gold Label: Gold (SFWSC)
     
  • METHOD AND MADNESS Single Pot Still Finished in French Chestnut: Gold (ISC)
     
  • Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy: Gold medal (ISC)
     
  • Jameson 18 Year: Gold (ISC)
     
  • Jameson Irish Whiskey: Gold medal (ISC)
     
  • Jameson Irish Whiskey Caskmates IPA Edition: Gold medal (ISC)
     
  • Jameson Signature: Gold medal (ISC)
     
  • Jameson Black Barrel: Gold medal (ISC)
     
  • Jameson Round: Gold medal (ISC)
     
  • Jameson Lively: Gold medal (ISC)
     
  • Jameson Cooper's Croze: Gold medal (ISC)
     
  • Jameson Blender's Dog: Gold medal (ISC)

Now in its 18th year, the San Francisco World Spirits Challenge is one of the most influential spirits competitions in the world and is judged by a line-up of esteemed drinks journalists, producers and experts. Run each year in partnership with respected drinks trade bible, Drinks International, the International Spirits Challenge is one of the most authoritative and influential spirits competitions in the world and celebrates its 23rd anniversary this year.

You will find the gold medal winning line up of Irish whiskey range available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt
 

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