Redbreast Lustau (46% ABV) has been produced using a combination of whiskey’s matured in both ex-bourbon and ex-Oloroso sherry casks, before being finished for one year in hand selected, first-fill sherry butts from Bodegas Lustau in Jerez.
This latest release from the multi-award winning Irish whiskey brand, is said to have been born out of the longstanding relationship between the Midleton Distillery, County Cork, and the sherry house, Bodegas Lustau. The unique bond between these two houses was established decades ago, built upon mutual respect for craft production processes, tradition and camaraderie.
Redbreast Lustau, has been described as a new interpretation of the signature Redbreast character with a distinctive twist, delivering notes of dark fruits, prunes and marzipan on the nose and a rich, creamy, spiced, sweet palate.
Commenting on the launch, Billy Leighton, Midleton Head Blender, said: “With Redbreast Lustau Edition we seized the opportunity to celebrate the iconic sherry influence on the Redbreast range, and to do this we turned to our old friends at Bodegas Lustau to source the finest Oloroso sherry casks in the world. I am honoured to be able to finally reveal Redbreast Lustau Edition to the world as it represents the mutual bond, based on our commitment to excellence in craftsmanship, which we have built over time with Bodegas Lustau. Language is no barrier to this marriage of Spanish and Irish craft, and the result is an exceptional new Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey that champions the iconic sherry influence of the Redbreast range, and I hope that whiskey drinkers the world over enjoy it.”
Redbreast Lustau, will be available later this month from specialist retailers for a RRP of £55.00.
Posted by Steve Rush