Redbreast Lustau Edition
Single Pot Still
Redbreast // Ireland
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.
Single Pot StillProduced 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 Typeex-bourbon, ex-oloroso sherry, and finished in first-fill Lustau oloroso sherry butts
"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. "