This week our Irish Whiskey News features articles on rare Redbreast bottles heading to auction and Pernod Ricard is shifting to 100% renewable energy by 2025.
So let’s see what’s happening this week in our Irish whiskey news.
On January 29th at The Victor Mee Auctions, a superb collection of six 1960s Redbreast 12-year-old whiskey bottles estimated to sell between €250 and €450 each will be available to interested bidders. The vintage whiskey collection has been taken from the old Jameson Whiskey distillery in Bow Street which closed in 1971 and moved to Middleton, Cork. The Victor Mee team believe these bottles to have been bottled in the 1960s and aged for twelve years in Gilbeys sherry casks.
Production of Redbreast was ceased by Gilbeys in 1985 before the brand was relaunched to the market in the early 1990s meaning unopened bottles in great condition are extremely rare to find on today’s modern market. The auction also has some rare Jameson and Bushmills bottles going under that hammer too.
The second-largest alcoholic producer in the world, Pernod Ricard, has revealed an ambitious plan to shift to 100% renewable power by 2025. All the spirits and wine brands in the company will be changed to work in strictly renewable energy production sites and offices, including Chivas Regal, Havana Club, Jameson, Martell Cognac, Jakob’s Creek, Mumm, Perrier-Jouët, and others. “We also committed to reducing absolute carbon emissions of production sites by 30% by 2030, validated
Although this new pledge is a great step forward, Pernod Ricard has already made progress in implementing sustainable practices in all production levels, from grain to wine. A few months ago, Pernod Ricard joined RE100, a group of important companies with a 100% commitment to renewable energy. “We[ Pernod Ricard] is confirming the growing demand for clean electricity by committing to moving to renewable energy,” explains RE-100 head Sam Kimmins, “we support their optimistic pledge to move to 100% renewable electrical energy by 2025, encouraging other companies to follow its lead.”
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