Planet Whiskies :: Scottish Single Malt Whisky, Scotch, Distilleries, American Bourbon, Japanese, Irish

World-Wide Whisky News by Planet Whiskies | Buy your whisky online

To advertise on Planet Whiskies visit our contact us page

Irish Distillers celebrates single pot still whiskey with launch of new initiative - 7th April, 2011

‘Single Pot Still Whiskeys of Midleton’

Green Spot has received a transformational makeover. Originally produced exclusively for the Mitchell family in Dublin in the 1800sIrish Distillers Pernod Ricard has announced plans to underline the rich heritage of Irish whiskey with the launch of a new initiative - Single Pot Still Whiskeys of Midleton. Aimed at promoting consistent communication on the provenance and quality of single pot still whiskey*, the launch heralds an increase in investment in Irish Distillers’ existing portfolio, ahead of a planned roll out of innovative extensions later in the year.  Additionally, the initiative marks the adoption by the industry of new terminology for this unique style of whiskey – moving from ‘Pure Pot Still’ to ‘Single Pot Still’.

Improved packaging for Redbreast and Green Spot, from April 2011, is set to enhance the portfolio and better reflect its super-premium positioning, while the inclusion of the Single Pot Still Whiskeys of Midleton quality mark on the back label of each expression will communicate the provenance message to consumers globally.

Global Category Development Director for Irish whiskey at Irish Distillers, Brendan Buckley, said: "Single Pot Still whiskey was once the world’s most popular style of whiskey. Today, although used as a key component in many of our well known Irish blends, Redbreast and Green Spot are the only remaining single pot still whiskey brands available on a global commercial basis. Our aim is to nurture these brands and to help safeguard the history and heritage of single pot still whiskey on behalf of the Irish whiskey industry.

“This initiative symbolises a new chapter for pot still Irish whiskey, and signals renewed energy in the category. In partnership with our global distributors, we will be investing behind these brands with the clear intention of restoring our unique whiskey style to its former glory. We are confident that through this initiative, the Irish whiskey category will benefit, as more and more consumers continue to discover this exceptional style of whiskey”.

The enhanced Redbreast range retains its distinctive shaped bottle, label and logo, with additional elements such as a wood cut illustration of a pot still, printed on copper foil and, by way of explaining the origin of the name of Redbreast, a robin motif.  A strong point of reference for consumers, the descriptor ‘single pot still Irish whiskey’ is given a clear presence on the front label. A colour code has also been introduced with burgundy distinguishing Redbreast 12 Year Old from the green Redbreast 15 Year Old. Gift cartons for both expressions have also benefited from a considerable upgrade with heavier carton stock and the use of emboss and copper foil devices, adding to the range’s super-premium cues.

Irish Distillers lesser known single pot still whiskey brand, Green Spot has received a transformational makeover. Originally produced exclusively for the Mitchell family in Dublin in the 1800s**, Green Spot’s traditional green bottle is replaced with a stylish clear glass bottle with higher shoulders, a shorter neck and an enlarged base offering the perfect backdrop for the striking new label. A contemporary canister, which features an image of a cask marked with a green spot, is set to increase the gift appeal of this celebrated limited release expression.

Single Pot Still whiskey is unique to Ireland, and in particular Midleton, Co. Cork. Made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley that is then triple distilled in traditional copper pot stills, this style of whiskey is renowned for its full, complex flavours and smooth, creamy mouth feel.

<< Back to all the latest new brought to you by Planet Whiskies

Planet Whiskies on Twitter
Planet Whiskies on Facebook
Planet Whiskies on Google Plus
Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Subscribe to Planet Whiskies newsletter

* indicates required

Whisky Advent Calendar 2018

Whisky Advent Calendar 2018

See the full section of Whisky Advent Calanders available for December 2018 - Also available in Gin, Rum, Irish Whiskey, Bourbon, Vodka, Tequila, Cognac and a Douglas Laing special... Read More

Latest Whisky News

See all whisky press releases for 2018

Chivas Brothers toasts a dram good property deal in the heart of Glasgow - 13th December 2018

Glengoyne gold dust whisky tickets sell out in 24 hours. Glengoyne superfans rush to pick up bucket list experience and keys to the distillery -12th December 2018

Bushmills Irish Whiskey introduces new limited-edition single malt aged in indestructible Acacia wood casks - 12th December 2018

Tullibardine expands Marquess Collection with limited edition Marsala cask finish - 12th December 2018

Jura celebrates momentous year with release of new Prestige Range: Rare Vintage Jura 1988 and Jura 28 Year Old - 11th December 2018

Isle Of Arran Distillers Launch Limited 21-Year-Old Expression. 4th December 2018

Gordon & MacPhail unveils new ultra-rare single malts from its Private Collection range. 3rd December 2018

Introducing Templeton Rye Barrel Strength Straight Rye Whiskey. 3rd December 2018

Bushmills Irish Whiskey Master Blender Becomes First Woman Inducted Into Whisky Magazine Hall Of Fame. 1st December 2018

Great Whiskies Website

Buy Whisky online go to Great Whiskies (Planet Whiskies sister website)

Planet Gin Website

To read all the Latest Gin News. please go to our sister website - www.planetgin.com

VisitScotland Interactive Whisky Guide

Visit Scotland Interactive Whisky Map

Found out about 105 whisky distilleries in Scotland's five whisky regions in this very exciting interactive whisky guide :: More information

Some Scottish Whisky Available to Buy Online

Ghosted Reserve 26 Year Old (William Grant & Sons) Blended Malt Whisky
Ghosted Reserve 26 Year Old (William Grant & Sons) Blended Malt Whisky ~ 42% ~ 70cl

Region: Other Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £374.26
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Laphroaig 27 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
Laphroaig 27 Year Old Single Malt Whisky ~ 41.7% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £425.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 1956 (cask 2355) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1956 (cask 2355) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 43.1% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £4,990.01
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenglassaugh 44 Year Old 1972 (cask 1721) - Rare Cask Release Batch 3 Single Malt Whisky
Glenglassaugh 44 Year Old 1972 (cask 1721) - Rare Cask Release Batch 3 Single Malt Whisky ~ 42.2% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £2,400.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Balblair 40 Year Old 1966 (Gordon & MacPhail) Single Malt Whisky
Balblair 40 Year Old 1966 (Gordon & MacPhail) Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £495.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 1970 (cask 2026) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1970 (cask 2026) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 53% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £5,988.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfiddich 40 Year Old - Rare Collection (Release Number 13) Single Malt Whisky
Glenfiddich 40 Year Old - Rare Collection (Release Number 13) Single Malt Whisky ~ 46.2% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £2,750.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 1958 (cask 2061) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1958 (cask 2061) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 41.7% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £8,283.41
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Macduff 45 Year Old 1968 (cask 4458) - Tantalus (Duncan Taylor) Single Malt Whisky
Macduff 45 Year Old 1968 (cask 4458) - Tantalus (Duncan Taylor) Single Malt Whisky ~ 45.2% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £1,120.60
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Macallan Oscuro Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan Oscuro Single Malt Whisky ~ 46.5% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £722.70
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Planet Whiskies on Twitter

Support us Google Plus