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W&A Gilbey, a London-based company, was established in 1857 and soon opened a branch in Dublin in 1861. At that time, whiskey distilleries would typically sell their distillate to wine merchants or "bonders" who would then mature the whiskey themselves under bond. By the 1870s, Gilbey's had become a "wine importer and distiller" and had over 300,000 gallons of whiskey from Dublin distilleries in stock under bond. They sold whiskey to consumers under their own labels, after aging the whiskey for at least six years in their own sherry casks at their bonded warehouses on Dublin's Harcourt Street.

In 1903, a whiskey called John Jameson & Sons Castle "JJ Liqueur" Whiskey 12 Year Old was marketed in a bottle that resembled subsequent bottlings of Redbreast. This whiskey was produced using distillate sourced from the Bow Street Distillery in Dublin, the home of Jameson whiskey. The first official mention of "Redbreast" dates back to 1912, when Gilbey's referred to the sale of "Redbreast" J.J. Liqueur Whiskey 12 Year Old. The name "Redbreast" was inspired by one of Gilbey's chairman's hobbies, birdwatching, in reference to Robin Redbreast.

In 1968, Irish Distillers decided to discontinue the supply of bonded whiskey to merchants such as Gilbey's, which posed a threat to the future of the Redbreast brand. However, Irish Distillers agreed to continue to supply distillate for the production of Redbreast following requests from Gilbey's. In 1971, Irish Distillers closed all its Dublin distilleries, including Bow Street, and consolidated production at the New Midleton Distillery in County Cork. Consequently, production of Redbreast whiskey moved from Dublin to Cork.

In 1985, Gilbey's stopped producing Redbreast and in 1986, entered into an agreement to sell the brand to Irish Distillers. The brand was relaunched in 1991 after several years of absence from the market. Initially launched as a standalone 12 year old, Redbreast has since been released in 15 year old, 21 year old, and other variants.


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  • Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Irish Whiskey in Birdfeeder 750ml
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  • Redbreast Tasting 3-Bundle Pack 750ml
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  • 2020 Redbreast Small Batch Cask Strength Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey 750ml
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  • Redbreast Pedro Ximenez 1st Edition 2021 Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey 750ml
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  • Redbreast Small Batch Cask Strength Single Barrel Store Pick Pot Still Irish Whiskey 750ml
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  • Redbreast Missouri Oak Edition Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey 750ml
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  • Redbreast Lustau Edition Sherry Finish Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey 750ml
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  • Redbreast 27 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey 107 Proof Batch No. 2 750ml
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  • 2021 Redbreast 12 Year Old Batch #B1/21 Single Pot Still Cask Strength Irish Whiskey 750ml
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  • 2022 Redbreast 21 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey 750ml
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  • Redbreast 27 Year Ruby Port Cask B1/19 750ml
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  • 2018 Redbreast 21 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey 750ml
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  • 2017 Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength Irish Whiskey 750ml
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  • Redbreast 15 Year Old Pure Pot Still Single Malt Irish Whiskey 750ml
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  • 2023 Redbreast Pedro Ximenez Edition No. 2 Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey 750ml
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  • Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey 750ml
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  • 2022 Redbreast 12 Year Old #B1/22 Single Pot Still Cask Strength Irish Whiskey 750ml
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  • Redbreast 27 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Batch No. 5 750ml
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  • 2021 Redbreast 21 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey 750ml
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  • Redbreast 27 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Batch No. 4 750ml
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