Friday, May 14, 2021


Irish Distillers, has today announced the launch of the fourth Dream Cask Release, from its Redbreast whiskey brand.

Redbreast Dream Cask Oloroso Sherry Edition (51.2% ABV) is a 29 Year Old single pot still Irish whiskey, which was initially matured in a combination of ex-bourbon, sherry and ruby port seasoned casks, before being finished in a single sherry butt from Jerez de la Frontera in Spain’s Andalusia region.

Redbreast Dream Cask Oloroso Sherry Edition

Redbreast Dream Cask Oloroso Sherry Edition, is said to celebrate the signature Redbreast style and represents the fulfilment of a dream held by Master Blender Billy Leighton to share an annual release like no other.

This latest release from the Midleton based whiskey brand, is said to deliver notes of liquorice, dried fruits, crushed garden mint, dark berries, orange marmalade, worn leather, tobacco leaf and nutmeg and cinnamon. Followed by notes of berry fruits, anise spice, dark brown sugar, vanilla, raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Billy Leighton, Master Blender, said: “There is no greater joy in my job than to come across an excellent cask while conducting a sensory assessment of our whiskeys. It is from four such outstanding casks that this year’s Redbreast Dream Cask was born. To craft the 2021 expression, we experimented with new ways of vatting, marrying and finishing to create something greater than the sum of its parts and we are delighted with the result.”

Limited to 924 bottles, Redbreast Dream Cask Oloroso Sherry Edition, will be available exclusively through an online ballot hosted on Redbreast’s private members’ club; The Birdhouse from 17th to 25th May, when successful participants will be given an opportunity to purchase a 500ml bottle for €520.00.

Posted by Steve Rush