Published On 11/22/2016

Jim Murray crowns Redbreast 21 YO and Jameson Best Irish Whiskeys of the Year

Irish Distillers leads the way in Irish Whiskey for Jim Murray

Jim Murray Whisky Bible 2017


Great news for Irish Distillers! Jim Murray, one of the most respected authorities in the industry, recognised Redbreast 21 Year Old and Jameson Irish Whiskey as Best Irish Whiskey and Best Blended Irish Whiskey respectively in his 2017 Whisky Bible - containing tasting notes for around 5,000 whiskies - it's the fourth year the company has scooped the top awards.

96/100 points for Redbreast 21 year old

“Amongst the world’s truly great whiskies and near blue print for the perfect pot still Irish Whiskey”
 - Jim Murray

With a score 96/100 points to top the Best Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey category. The expression went on to become Best Irish Whiskey – the fourth time in five years that Redbreast has won both gongs.



95/100 points for Jameson

A ‘classic’ that remains in ‘stunning, truly wondrous form’”
- Jim Murray

With a score of 95/100 points, Jameson Irish Whiskey cemented its status as a legendary Irish Whiskey with its fourth win in the last five years in the Irish Blended Whiskey category.


An honour for all the IDL teams

For Jean-Christophe Coutures, Chairman and CEO at Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard this great news show that “The Irish Whiskey renaissance continues around the world”. He commented: “We are thrilled with the ongoing recognition of Jameson Irish Whiskey and Redbreast 21 Year Old from Jim Murray – the accolades punctuate another fantastic year of success for the brands as the Irish Whiskey renaissance continues around the world. I would like to extend a special thank-you to our team of Irish Whiskey experts at the Midleton Distillery, in County Cork, who craft whiskeys of the finest quality that continue to be deemed the best in their class. It’s an honour to be recognised in the 2017 edition Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible – and we look forward to continuing our legacy of excellence in the future”

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