A new Redbreast Whiskey has been hatched!

10th September 2016

A new Redbreast Whiskey has been hatched! Let us introduce you to Redbreast Lustau Edition.

This exciting interpretation of the Redbreast brand celebrates the iconic Sherry influence on the Redbreast range, with the whiskey undergoing a year long finishing period in first fill butts seasoned with Oloroso Sherry.

Redbreast Lustau Edition is the result of a decades-long partnership between Bodegas Lustau and Irish Distillers’ Midleton Distillery in County Cork.

“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 friends at Bodegas Lustau to source the finest Oloroso Sherry casks in the world,” said Billy Leighton, Midleton head blender.

“I am honoured to be able to finally reveal Redbreast Lustau to the world as it represents the mutual bond, based on our commitment to excellence in craftsmanship, which we have built over time at Bodegas Lustau.”

Brendan Buckley, global innovation and prestige whiskey portfolio director at Irish Distillers, added: “We are delighted to introduce a fifth permanent expression to the Redbreast range as it demonstrates the appetite among connoisseurs and spirits aficionados alike for new, innovative and diverse Irish whiskey offerings.

“Since we relaunched the brand in 2011, it has gone from strength to strength, and we are committed to spreading word of Redbreast around the world as the Irish whiskey renaissance continues.

“Our work on Redbreast is part of a wider commitment from Irish Distillers to lead the revival of the quintessential single pot still Irish whiskey style and Irish whiskey in general, to educate fans about the breadth and quality that the category has to offer.”

Redbreast Lustau Edition is bottled at 46% without chill filtration and is available from this month with an RRP of £55.

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