Redbreast Lustau Edition

Single Pot Still

Redbreast // Ireland

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3 out of 5 stars
( 464 )

This release from Redbreast is the fifth permanent addition to their core range and will be available in the US beginning October 2016. The whiskey is matured between 9 to 12 years in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-oloroso sherry casks, before being vatted and finished in first-fill oloroso sherry butts from Bodegas Lustau in Jerez for an additional year. Non-chill-filtered, it is bottled at 46% ABV.

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  • Single Pot Still
    Produced in Ireland from a mash of unmalted and malted barley (30% each required) from one distillery. Traditionally, it is distilled three times in a pot still. Up to 5% of other grains allowed. Must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon, ex-oloroso sherry, and finished in first-fill Lustau oloroso sherry butts

Tasting Notes

"Toasted oak highlights the bright nose of emptied sherry casks. Expected figs and prunes are combined into a mix of orchard fruit groves. This whiskey hits hard on the palate like a stick of TNT put through a juicer with blazing alcohol-laced pepper spices. Honey sweetness counterweights the spice with soaked oak at every step. A very long finish gives the best from a blend of sugar and spice with swells of clove. "

Score 88

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