Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition 20 Year Old (52,2% ABV) was created from a vatting of bourbon, Oloroso sherry and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks, which were re-casked and finished in a specially selected Pedro Ximénez cask.
|Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximenez Edition 20 Year Old|
This latest release from the brand produced at the Midleton Distilley, is a single cask single pot still Irish whiskey, which was created by Master Blender Billy Leighton, in collaboration with Blender Dave McCabe.
Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition 20 Year Old, which is said to represent the coming together of four unique whiskey journeys spanning 20 to 33 years in age, is comprised of:
Cask 1 – a single pot still Irish whiskey distilled in 1998, matured in an ex-bourbon barrel and re-casked into a Pedro Ximénez sherry butt in 2012.
Cask 2 – a single pot still Irish whiskey distilled in 1995, matured in an ex-bourbon cask and re-casked into an Oloroso sherry butt in 2012.
Cask 3 – a single pot still Irish whiskey distilled in 1985 and matured in a second-fill ex-bourbon barrel.
Cask 4 – a single pot still Irish whiskey distilled in 1997 and matured in a second-fill ex-bourbon barrel.
Commenting on the launch, Billy Leighton, Redbreast Master Blender, said: “Rather than try to seek out another extraordinary cask from the Midleton inventory like the inaugural Redbreast Dream Cask, we set out to create a new Redbreast Irish whiskey like you have never tasted before. The coming together of three exceptional casks, originally destined for Redbreast 21, and a rare Pedro Ximénez butt is a first for Midleton, and the careful balance of sweet, spice and sherry flavours offers a new and complex take on the classic Redbreast Christmas cake flavour profile.”
Limited to only 924 bottles, Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition 20 Year Old, will be available to purchase exclusively through the Redbreast online members’ club; The Birdhouse, from 3pm on May 27th, for a RRP of €380.
Posted by Steve Rush