Raise us to a special occasion, both will be more memorable that way.
Of course, how you enjoy your Redbreast moment is entirely up to you, going neat or on the rocks may be the simplest way but it's not the only way. Here are a few classic cocktails for you to experiment with when the occasion arises. Slainte!
The Priest's Tipple
1920’s Ireland was a time of political turmoil and economic uncertainty. Money was tight and fine whiskeys were a luxury. Yet the country’s clergy enjoyed a life of status and comfort so much so that Redbreast became known as ‘”The Priest’s Bottle”. Clearly, individuals of both spiritual and gastronomic enlightenment.
Redbreast has long been a favourite for those in the know. That said, once they taste it they are reluctant to shout about it unless it becomes scarce. Needless to say, this drink is best ordered in a quiet pub.
The Robin Song
The chairman of Gilbey’s at the beginning of the 20th century was an avid birdwatcher and he blessed Redbreast with its monicker. Despite its small stature, the Robin Redbreast is one of the few birds robust enough in character to stay put for an Irish winter.