IRISH DISTILLERS’ PRESTIGE WHISKEY RANGE IMPRESSES JUDGES AT ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE 2017
· Yellow Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey scored 99/100 – the joint highest score by any whisk(e)y in any category for 2017
· Highest score for an Irish whiskey since Redbreast 21 scored 100/100 in 2014
· Eight of Irish Distillers’ single pot still Irish whiskey entrants scored 95 or above
· Top six highest scoring Irish whiskeys are all crafted by Irish Distillers
Yellow Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey has been awarded an almost perfect 99/100 score at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2017 – one of the leading US based spirits awards. Yellow Spot was recognised by the judges for its quintessential single pot still character and is the highest scoring Irish whiskey in any category since Redbreast 21 was awarded 100 points in 2014.
Irish Distillers’ Prestige whiskey range was awarded eight scores of 95/100 or above, from nine entrants, demonstrating the unrivalled quality and craftsmanship of the whiskeys from the Midleton Distillery. For a full set of Ultimate Spirits Challenge results from the Redbreast, Spot and Powers ranges see below:
· Yellow Spot 12 Year Old (Chairman’s Trophy) – 99/100
· Redbreast 15 Year Old – 98/100
· Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength 12 Years Old – 97/100
· Redbreast Lustau Edition – 97/100
· Redbreast 21 Year Old – 97/100
· Green Spot Chateau Leoville Barton – 96/100
· Powers John’s Lane Release 12 Year Old – 95/100
· Redbreast 12 Year Old – 95/100
Green Spot – 89/10
The Irish Distillers Prestige range has once again demonstrated its enduring class at a global spirits tasting competition. In particular, we are delighted that Yellow Spot scored a fantastic 99 out of 100, but we would also like to recognise Redbreast, which has cemented its position as the most awarded Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey in the world.
The Ultimate Spirits Challenge signals the start of the awards season and we look forward to supporting the range throughout 2017.
– Lorna Kavanagh: Senior Brand Manager for Redbreast & Spot Range at Irish Distillers