Thursday, March 05, 2020


Irish Distillers, has today announced the launch of the oldest permanent core range expression, in their Redbreast Irish whiskey range.

Redbreast 27 Year Old (54.6% ABV) has been matured in a combination of sherry, bourbon and ruby port barrels from Portugal’s Douro Valley.

Redbreast 27 Year Old

The addition of ruby port barrels, is said to impart fleshy fruit characteristics with notes of toasted oak which complements the rich and robust style of the distillate.

This latest Redbreast expression, will join the brands permanent core range 12, 15, 21 Year Old and Lustau bottling line-up.

Commenting on the launch, Master Blender Billy Leighton, said: “It gives us great pleasure to reveal the latest member of the Redbreast Irish Whiskey family. In creating this whiskey, Dave and I drew on our experience of working with sherry and other wine casks over the years as we have evolved the range. This time, we wanted to push the boundaries and yet create an expression that would seamlessly take its place at the head of the family.  Nearly three decades in the making, we are incredibly proud to present Redbreast 27 Year Old – a cask strength Redbreast expression that is a joy to behold in each and every sip.”

Redbreast 27 Year Old, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of €495.00.

Posted by Steve Rush