Redbreast Irish Whiskey has announced a new permanent expression to its Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey family: Redbreast Lustau Edition.
This expression is finished in first-fill sherry butts from the Bodegas Lustau in Jerez, Spain.
Created by Master Blender Billy Leighton the fifth offering in the Redbreast range is born out of the longstanding relationship between the Midleton Distillery and the sherry house, Bodegas Lustau. After the process of triple distillation in Midleton’s copper Single Pot Stills, Redbreast Lustau Edition is initially matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks. The new expression is then finished for one year in sherry butts, seasoned with Oloroso sherry from the Bodegas Lustau.
Redbreast Lustau Edition features a nose of dark fruits, prunes and marzipan, the company reports, along with a creamy texture on the palate with Redbreast spices, and a sweet finish complemented by notes of Spanish oak and Oloroso sherry.
Redbreast Lustau Edition is ideally enjoyed neat, with added water or ice to taste, and retails for a suggested retail price of $69.99 per 750-ml. bottle. It is available in select markets, including California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York and Texas.
Redbreast Lustau Edition joins a range of expressions that currently includes Redbreast 12 Year Old, Redbreast 12 Cask Strength, Redbreast 15 Year Old and Redbreast 21 Year Old.